DWI Defense San Antonio
Driving While Intoxicated Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for DWI, you are facing some serious consequences such as loosing your driver’s license, increased insurance rates, or even cancelled insurance, and possibly jail time. If you are convicted, then that record can follow you for the rest of your life and even effect future employment. The law firm of Rosie Alvarado, P.C. represent people charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in San Antonio and all other Texas counties.
What to Say:
People will often give police officers excuses for erratic driving. Whatever you say or do will likely be used by the prosecution to gain a conviction. We advise you to say as little as possible to police and prosecutors until you have an attorney present. It is your constitutional right to say nothing and refuse any tests which are requested of you. If you are arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), contact our law office as soon as possible. We have a better sense of what you should and should not say to law enforcement officers to avoid being misinterpreted or misunderstood.
Prosecuting attorneys will aggressively try to convict you if you were charged by police with DWI or DUI. The Prosecution may have to prove more than just your blood alcohol level to get a conviction. There are many things that the skilful defense attorneys of Rosie Alvarado, P.C. can challenge, including:
- Improper actions by the arresting officer,
- defective or poorly maintained equipment used to test your alcohol level,
- the officer operating the equipment was not certified to do so,
- the temperature, or atmospheric pressure at the time of the arrest,
- failure to properly explain your rights,
- and much, much more
Any one of the many challenges to your DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charge can weaken the prosecutor’s case against you. We will defend you against DWI or DUI charges to give you the best possible results.
Driving While Intoxicated – Blood Alcohol Level Limit in Texas!
The legal limit for intoxication in Texas is .08 blood alcohol concentration ( BAC). However, Texas has a zero tolerance law. Drivers can be stopped and cited for impaired driving from alcohol or other drugs no matter what their BAC may be. For anyone under the age of 21 it is unlawful to drive having consumed any detectable amount of alcohol.
If you are stopped for DWI you will most likely be asked by a law enforcement officer to take a blood or breath test to measure the amount of alcohol in your system. It is important to note that you have the right to refuse to take the test, but if you refuse, your driver’s license may be suspended for 180-days. Punishment for DWI varies depending on the number of times you are convicted and other circumstances involved in the incident.
DUI in Texas:
The Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge in Texas concerns minors. A person under 21 is not allowed to consume ANY alcoholic beverage and operate a vehicle. A minor will be cited for a DUI if a law enforcement officer testifies that he/she smelled an alcoholic beverage on a minors breath during a traffic stop. Again, this is true even if the minor is both below the .08 legal limit and still has normal use of his/her mental facilities, but has consumed “some or any” alcohol.
Take this charge seriously. If a DUI case mishandled it can have devastating effects on the minor’s criminal record and result in lengthy drivers license suspensions. It is important to obtain skillful counsel to protect yourself long term.
If you have been charged with Texas DWI or DUI, then prosecutors will stop at nothing trying to convict you. But the prosecutors have to prove their case. There are many defenses that can be used to protect your rights, your wallet, and your freedom. You need a qualified DWI / DUI defense lawyer on you side. Contact the law offices of Rosie Alvarado, P.C. as soon as possible. Don’t delay. Your first consultation is free so call or email us right now.Rosie Alvarado, P.C.
San Antonio, Texas 78205