Charged With DWI? Talk With Our San Antonio DWI Defense Lawyer
It’s not necessarily against the law in Texas to have consumed alcohol and then drive. It’s only against the law if a driver is impaired or he or she has a blood alcohol concentration of. 08 or above. Anybody who is cited for driving with a blood alcohol concentration of. 08 or above in or around San Antonio is going to have two cases against them. He or she needs to retain a DWI lawyer in San Antonio right away.
The Legal and Collateral Consequences
If you are found guilty of even a first DWI with a blood alcohol concentration of between .08 and .14, serious legal and collateral consequences will follow. The legal consequences are likely to include fines, court costs, community service, installation of an interlock ignition device, attendance and successful completion of remedial alcohol education, a jail term of between 72 hours and 180 days, and loss of your driver’s license. Collateral consequences might include a drastic increase in your insurance rates, job loss or loss of job opportunities, and family turmoil.
The Department of Public Safety Case
This is the second case against you and you only have 15 days to act on it. It involves a driver’s license suspension for between 90 days and one year. That suspension doesn’t start right away, though. It can be delayed or avoided if you request an administrative licensing revocation hearing within 15 days of your arrest. Upon making a timely hearing request, you’ll still be allowed to drive until such time as you go to your hearing. If you are successful in your hearing, no action will be taken against your license.
Both DWI defense and administrative license hearings involve complicated issues of procedure and evidence. If you’ve been arrested for DWI in or around Bexar County, you’ll want an experienced, effective, and aggressive DWI lawyer in San Antonio representing you. Contact the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez at 210-807-8656 or use our easy contact form away after a DWI arrest to arrange for a free consultation and case review. Remember that you only have 15 days to act on your driver’s license.