Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Defense in San Antonio and Bexar County
In the state of Texas, it is illegal to drive or operate a motor vehicle if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. According to state DWI law, a person is considered too impaired to drive if his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08% or higher. If you have been arrested for DWI (driving while intoxicated), you do not have to face these charges alone. A DWI defense attorney in San Antonio, Texas can represent you when you need legal expertise by your side. Hiring legal representation immediately helps to ensure that your case is defended the way it deserves to be. An attorney can immediately investigate your case and get the evidence needed to represent you the way that you deserve.
What Are The Penalties for DWI in Texas?
Penalties for driving while intoxicated are very serious and can include jail time, fines, outpatient and inpatient treatment programs, as well as a lengthy driver’s license suspension. Even when you are eventually eligible to get your driver’s license back, you could end up paying thousands of dollars in high-risk insurance premiums. On top of that, if someone is injured as a result of the drunken driving accident, it is possible that you will be charged with a felony, and if the individual dies, you will be charged with felony motor vehicle homicide.
In Texas, intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony, which carries 2 to 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine of no more than $10,000. Depending on the facts of the case, everything from the initial reason for the traffic stop to the way the breath test or blood test was administered may be challenged. An experienced DWI defense attorney such as Derek W. Emmons can be helpful during this difficult and life-changing time.
Call To Schedule a Consultation with An Experienced DWI Defense Lawyer
A drunk driving conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life. That is why it is crucial to retain an experienced attorney who can properly evaluate your case, advise you of your options, and protect your rights. During a free phone consultation with Mr. Emmons, you can discuss your case and have any questions you need answered. During this important phone call, he can determine whether or not he feels qualified to represent you. Mr. Emmons prides himself on working diligently for every client to get them the results they’re looking for. To learn more about his legal services, call his San Antonio, Texas legal office today at 210-226-2800.
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