San Antonio DWI Attorney
Were you accused of driving while intoxicated?
Facing charges of drinking and driving can have a drastic impact on your
life. Convictions of this nature often affect an individual's ability
to maintain or find employment, acquire affordable insurance rates, and
uphold your personal relationships. DWIs carry negative social stigmas
and can affect the way that other people view you. Don't let your
reputation and your character be marred by a wrongful DWI conviction;
let our dedicated DWI lawyer in San Antonio be your advocate.
The Law Office of John J. Fox, we provide aggressive, personalized strategies to defend individuals
who have been accused of driving while intoxicated. Attorney Fox has been
rated Superb by Avvo, one of the most reputable web-services for the legal industry. This is
a testament to his drive to ensure that criminal charges, such as DWI's,
don't destroy the rights and futures of his clients.
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Basic DWI Laws
Texas Penal Code §49.04 (2011) states that an individual could be accused of a DWI if they were
driving while intoxicated in a public place. This is usually charged as
a Class B misdemeanor, but there are aggravating circumstances which could
cause the charges to increase. For a Class B misdemeanor conviction, the
minimum amount of time the individual will spend in jail is 72 hours.
Aggravating factors include:
- Possession of an open container
- Excessive level of blood alcohol content
- DWI with a child in the vehicle
Throughout the country, the standard amount of alcohol in the body that
is considered intoxicated is 0.08%. If 0.08 of their blood is alcohol,
they are considered "over the limit in regards to drinking and driving.
A BAC of 0.15% becomes an aggravated circumstance. Operating an aircraft
or a boat while under the influence are charged as misdemeanors and could
result in up a minimum sentence of 72 hours in jail.
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Challenging a DWI Charge
What should you do if you have been arrested on suspicion of
multiple DWI, or
First of all, it is important to realize that there are ways to challenge
the evidence against you and get the charges dropped. One aspect about
our team that makes us different from other law firms is the fact that
Attorney Fox has been
trained with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is a
certified standardized field sobriety test practitioner. If any errors occurred in the administration or interpretation of your
field sobriety test, this could challenge the validity of the evidence they believe they have
- Furthermore, even the accuracy of your breath and blood test can be challenged.
If the device was not calibrated properly or the test was taken too long
after the driver was arrested, the entire case could be dismissed.
- Lastly, if any of your rights were violated at the traffic stop and it
can be shown that the police officer should not have pulled you over,
your charges could be dropped.
Get Started With Your Defense Today
If you are facing these serious charges, please do not hesitate to get
in touch with a San Antonio DWI lawyer from our firm. Attorney Fox understands
the science between DWI and the tests that are used by law enforcement.
He also understands the problems that can arise and the technical errors
which could send an innocent person to jail.
In order to ensure that your license is not suspended and that you do not
occupational license, please allow us to look into your case. We can even represent you at your
ALR license suspension hearing and guide you through the entire
Take the first step toward justice –
contact our firm today!