San Antonio Criminal Defense

DWI

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you may think you have nowhere to turn. You may assume that your failure of the field sobriety test and the breathalyzer provide irrefutable proof of your guilt. While this is not an uncommon belief, it is not true. No DWI case is truly hopeless unless you choose not to fight it.

A San Antonio Criminal Attorney can be your best ally when defending yourself against DWI charges. Our team can help demonstrate the inaccuracies of both the breathalyzer and the field sobriety tests. Despite the prosecution’s heavy reliance on both of these tests, they do not prove your guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Breathalyzers can be thrown off by regurgitation, diet, fumes in the air, sickness, even certain foods. Field sobriety tests are highly objective and are only 90% reliable when operated together in a laboratory setting. When performed on the road, these tests are closer to 70% accurate, meaning three out of ten “failures” are not failures at all.

When you are arrested for a DWI, you only have 15 days to file for an administrative license review hearing or your license will be automatically suspended. Your San Antonio DWI attorney can help defend you at this hearing, providing you emotional support and an aggressive defense. In addition, this is an excellent opportunity to provide your San Antonio Criminal Attorney with a sort of “practice” trial, where he may interview the arresting officer and argue against your test results. The value of this experience is immeasurable to your DWI case.

If you are facing DWI charges, contact an experienced San Antonio Criminal Lawyer immediately. At Our firm, we have the experience needed to defend you against these accusations. Contact us today.