San Antonio Drunk Driving Lawyer
If you operate a motor vehicle in a public place while under the influence of alcohol, it can result in the criminal charge known as Driving While Intoxicated or DWI. The term "intoxicated" is taken to mean that you did not have the normal use of your physical or mental facilities due to the alcohol in your system. In Texas, if your blood alcohol concentration is tested at .08% or more, you are legally intoxicated.
In our state, being arrested for drunk driving will lead to several distinct legal actions that will be taken against you. The first is a proceeding to determine if your driving privileges will be suspended, at a DMV hearing. The second is the criminal charge you face for your DWI arrest. The exact crime you are charged with is determined by the circumstances involved in the incident, such as if there was property damage or bodily harm that was caused. While the license revocation hearing can result in a
suspended license for a year or more, the penalties for DWI are much more severe and can drastically affect you and your loved ones.
Law Office of J. Blake Etheridge, PLLC, takes your charges seriously and I fight vigorously to protect and defend your legal rights. Both the license revocation hearing and your criminal charges require the services of a hard-hitting San Antonio traffic ticket attorney so that the best possible outcome can be reached in the legal battles ahead.
San Antonio Attorney Fighting Penalties for Drunk Driving
If you are convicted for a DWI offense, the penalties can include community service, large fines, DPS surcharges, loss of your driving privileges, jail time and a criminal record. There are, however, ways that DWI cases can be energetically defended to either get the charges against you dismissed or reduced. If needed, I can take your case to trial.
At times, it can be shown that the police stopped you in an unlawful manner which may make the resulting evidence against you inadmissible in court. In some cases, flawed or improperly conducted breath or blood tests may be the key to reaching a favorable result. I work hard to find the most effective defense possible against your DWI charges.
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