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.

At 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

The 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.

For more news and information about DWIs, view our criminal defense blog.

Challenging a DWI Charge

What should you do if you have been arrested on suspicion of felony DWI, multiple DWI, or underage DWI?

  1. 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 against you.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 lose your 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 DWI process.

Take the first step toward justice – contact our firm today!

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