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What happens when you get a DWI?

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When you get a DWI in San Antonio you are facing two legal issues: 1. You are facing the criminal charge of Driving While Intoxicated but you’re also facing, 2. A civil lawsuit by the Department of Transportation to suspend your driver’s license.

The driver’s license side is a critical part of the criminal case. Even though it is a completely separate civil case it allows us to question the officer under oath. We can use the officer’s testimony to ensure we know what he will say during any pretrial hearings and the trial itself.

The first deadline a person has is the 15 day deadline to put in a driver’s license hearing request. At the hearing, which happens months later, we put the officer on the stand under oath and ask him questions about your case. This testimony can be used in the criminal case to show the prosecutor any errors the officer made during the arrest.

On the criminal side, they take you and do your booking. If you don’t have much in your criminal history, they’ll release you on a bond. And then, from there, I meet with the client, discuss their case with them, and look for any weaknesses based on the client’s recollection.

It’s important you find an attorney that knows how to fight a San Antonio DWI case, that knows the DWI laws, the science of a DWI case, and what to look for when fighting for your DWI dismissal. Call (210) 404-4444 day or night to set up your free consultation.