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If you have been arrested for a DWI in the San Antonio area, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer immediately. Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. is eminently qualified to help you fight charges of driving while intoxicated. Failing to act quickly could jeopardize your ability to oppose a license suspension or prepare a solid defense for trial. You have only 15 days from the date of your arrest to start these critical aspects of your defense. If you have a commercial driver license, your defense is even more important because you could lose your ability to make a living. Don’t treat a DWI like a common traffic ticket. Put a board-certified criminal law specialist in your corner who will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome in your case.
In Texas, a person whose blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 percent or above is considered legally intoxicated. But if you are a commercial driver on the job, the legal limit is 0.04 percent, and drivers under the age of 21 can be cited for DWI with a BAC of only 0.02 percent. Even if your BAC is under the legal limit, you can still be convicted if you are visibly impaired.
I know what’s at stake when Texans are convicted of DWI and will work to provide a comprehensive defense that may challenge the legality of the stop as well as breath and blood test results, which can be flawed. Penalties for a standard DWI in Texas are as follows:
Additionally, drivers accused of DWI can face enhancements for extreme DWI, for a BAC of 0.15 percent or greater, or for driving with a minor age 15 or under in the car. These escalating penalties make it critically important to fight your first and subsequent DWI case aggressively with a capable criminal defense attorney at your side.
A third DWI charge in Texas is a felony offense, which can result in at least two years in state prison. But you can also face felony charges if you were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and an accident occurred causing bodily injury or death to a person. You could be charged with:
These are serious charges that demand proven legal representation. After 30 years of practice as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, I have the knowledge and the skills to fight for your best possible outcome.
A DWI arrest can damage your reputation, impose severe financial costs, and place you in jeopardy of incarceration. To pursue the best possible outcome, retain a proven defense lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C., call (210) 227-1500 or contact my San Antonio office online today.