San Antonio DWI DefenseAccused of Drunk Driving?
DWI charges are accompanied with very real and very serious consequences. A drunk driving conviction in Texas affects a person negatively in many ways including but not limited to:
|– Embarrassment or humiliation||– Fines and forfeitures|
|– Alcohol assessment and treatment||– Increased insurance rates|
|– Community service and probation||– Suspension or loss of driver’s license|
|– Criminal record||– Vehicle immobilization or forfeiture|
|– Mandatory jail or prison sentence||– Reduced future job opportunities|
DWI Information Center
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If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving while intoxicated, the police and prosecutors would have you think that you are as good as convicted. Don’t believe it. Do not assume that you will be found guilty. Here is what the prosecutors usually will not tell you. Your San Antonio DWI defense lawyer can challenge your charge at every stage. Often times, the prosecution does not have the solid case that they might make you believe they have.
It is important to have an experienced DWI defense lawyer examine the evidence of your arrest. Below is a small list of the many challenges to your arrest that your attorney can make depending on the evidence of your individual case.
The police officer must have a legal reason to pull you over. Some of the reasons that an officer can pull you over for are:
- a traffic violation
- broken tail light
- or weaving into other lanes
Implied Consent and Miranda Rights
The arresting officer must make certain things clear in order for an arrest to be legal. Some common mistakes that officers make is failing to get your consent to do a breath alcohol test and failure to explain your Miranda rights, i.e. “you have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney, etc. Your rights must be given to you or certain evidence may not be used against you in court.
Challenging the Field Sobriety
Arresting officers often get creative with their field sobriety tests.
You do not have to tell the police anything, and you should not. You have the right to be silent and you have the right to an attorney. You have the right to refuse to cooperate with any of the testing the officer requests. Remember to be polite but firmly refuse to cooperate with the testing. Do not admit to drinking, when asked, you can exercise your right to remain silent. Exercise your rights. Assume that you are being recorded at all times after your arrest. You may be recorded even prior to the traffic stop, the officer may have a camera in his car, which he will then use to record the entire stop, including any statements you make. Be careful of even talking in the jail.
Protect your rights and your freedom. Contact our office as soon as possible and let us start to aggressively fight for you today 210-224-8881.