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What are your rights in a DWI stop?

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As a San Antonio DWI Attorney | San Antonio DWI Lawyer I am often asked what to do if you are stopped by an officer after you have been drinking.

Always be polite and courteous throughout your interaction with law enforcement.

I recommend taking the following steps to maximize the chance of success in a DWI charge:

  1. Do NOT admit to drinking any alcohol or visiting any drinking establishments. 

Politely decline answering any questions. You can say, “My lawyer advised that I never answer these questions.” If you do answer the officer will put anything you say to him in his report. This information will later be used against you in the prosecution of your case.

  1. Refuse ALL Sobriety Tests. 

This includes the “Eye Test”, Walk and Turn, and One-Leg Stand.

  1. Do NOT agree to take a Breath or Blood Test.

Note: The officer will read you a form telling you that your license will be suspended for refusing these tests. I do NOT recommend taking these tests as the equipment used is subject to mechanical and human error. If the test shows that you are 0.08 or higher your license WILL be suspended and the prosecutor will use these tests against you!

  1. Call Stephen T Bowling- San Antonio DWI Attorney at (210) 404-4444 as soon as possible to discuss your case.

We take calls on nights, weekends, and holidays to ensure timely gathering of information on your case. This allows us to provide intake sheets while the information is fresh in your mind. We can then use this information is forming the defense of your case!

In San Antonio and other local areas, the Police Departments have a special task force that specializes in DWI Arrests. These officers are specially trained in DWI detection and testifying in the prosecution of a DWI case. In following these rights and contacting Stephen T Bowling, San Antonio DWI Attorneys, as soon as possible you increase your chances of succeeding in any DWI charges you face by utilizing a San Antonio DWI Attorney | San Antonio DWI Lawyer focused on defending San Antonio DWI cases.

Proven defense by a former law enforcement officer

Many people who are charged with drunk driving just assume there is no way to fight it. They think the best they can hope for is a smaller fine or a reduction in the amount of time they lose their license. We focus on defending anyone accused of a DWI. With the right legal counsel, there are other outcomes. Depending on the circumstances of your case, what if

  • Instead of months of suspension, you don’t lose your license at all?
  • Instead of making a deal for probation, you never get convicted?
  • Instead of having a DWI conviction, your record stays clean?
  • Instead of cutting bad deals, you get a vigorous DWI defense?

While every case depends on the facts and circumstances at play, mounting an aggressive defense to DWI charges may be your best option. The San Antonio Criminal Defense attorneys at Stephen T Bowling, San Antonio DWI Attorneys, handle all drunk driving cases, defending clients in both the criminal proceedings and the driver’s license hearing.

Don’t trust just anyone with your DWI defense. Contact the law firm of Stephen T Bowling, San Antonio DWI Attorneys, at (210) 404-4444 to schedule your free consultation with a San Antonio DWI lawyer to discuss the strategies we pursue in defending San Antonio DWI cases.

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