Protecting Your Rights After A DWI Charge

A charge for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can ruin a person's reputation and future. If convicted, a person can face stiff legal consequences including harsh fines, license suspension, and possible jail time. If you have been arrested on DWI charges, it is imperative that you retain powerful representation as soon as possible to protect your future. At Cabañas Law Firm, PLLC, our highly skilled San Antonio DWI defense lawyers are prepared to stand by your side and defend your rights against prosecution's claims.

If you are charged with DWI, call our skilled attorneys and schedule a consultation to protect your future at 210-446-4090.

Protect your rights during a DUI stop by doing the following:

  • Be polite
  • Avoid answering potentially incriminating questions
  • Refuse a field sobriety test
  • Refuse a hand-held breathalyzer
  • Immediately contact an attorney if the stop results in an arrest

Since 2007, we have successfully handled countless cases and have established a powerful reputation within the legal community for our hard-hitting advocacy and powerful courtroom presence. We understand the gravity of your situation, and we are willing to do everything within our power to pursue a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Protecting your wellbeing is our top priority, and we are committed to go the distance in the pursuit of preserving your freedom.

DWI Penalties in Texas

The state of Texas takes DWI charges extremely seriously, imposing severe penalties for even first-time offenders. These penalties increase in severity depending on the number of prior offenses that a person has on their record. Texas does not have a "lookback" period, meaning that previous DWI convictions will indefinitely remain relevant for sentencing purposes.

Penalties for DWI can include:

  • Up to two years in jail
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • License suspension up to two years
  • Requirement of an ignition interlock device (IID)

Since Texas has an implied consent law regarding chemical tests, refusing a breath, blood, or urine test can add additional penalties. If you are facing a DWI charge, it is crucial that you consult with one of our attorneys as soon as possible in order to evaluate your situation and determine the most appropriate defense strategy to pursue.

Contact Cabañas Law Firm, PLLC

Your future is far too important to leave up to chance. While public defenders are affordable, they are not always personally invested in the outcome of your case due to their already massive case load. At Cabañas Law Firm, we can offer you the individualized attention you deserve, allowing us to craft a custom-tailored defense aimed at maximizing your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation. Upon entrusting your case to one of our knowledgeable San Antonio criminal defense lawyers, your case is sure to be in excellent hands.

The best way to get started is by requesting an initial consultation online. A dedicated legal professional from our firm will promptly be in touch. Call our office at 210-446-4090, or contact us online.