DWI Defense Lawyer in San Antonio
Fighting a DWI charge in San Antonio isn’t as hard as you may think it is—so long as you have the right attorney by your side. Many people assume that if they were drinking, there’s nothing they can do to avoid a conviction. Many other people incriminate themselves on the spot by answering all the police officer’s questions and submitting to the field sobriety tests.
What most people don’t realize is that every officer has one goal in mind during a DWI/DUI stop: find evidence to justify their decision to conduct an arrest and find more evidence to ultimately justify a conviction. Regardless of how friendly an officer seems to be, it is critical that you remember your right to remain silent and your right to obtain an attorney.
If you’ve already been charged with DWI, you still have many options at your disposal, and they all begin with the attorneys at The Locke Law Group.
DWI Defense Strategies
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your charge, the following are just a few of the DWI defenses that may work for your case:
- The breath, blood, or urine test was conducted improperly or on a non-calibrated machine- It is well-known among DWI defense attorneys that the breath and blood or urine test results commonly used as evidence to convict people are frequently inaccurate; this is something the police and prosecutors don’t want you to know, but it’s one of the first areas of attack for an experienced attorney.
- Evidence was obtained during an illegal search and seizure- If evidence used to support a DWI charge was obtained during the course of an illegal search and seizure in, an attorney can move to have that evidence dismissed prior to trial. If successful, the prosecutor’s case would be seriously weakened, and your case could be dismissed.
- The officer had no probable cause for the traffic stop which led to the arrest for DWI- Police officers cannot stop people at random just because they feel like it; an officer must have reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop, which could be generated by speeding, failing to signal a lane change, running a stop sign, or failing to maintain your lane. In the absence of a traffic infraction, it would be difficult for an officer to justify the initial stop, and therefore difficult to move forward using anything that was discovered after that point.
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The consequences of a DWI/DUI charge are serious, and can threaten your career, your freedom, and the well-being of your family members.
Call us at (210) 361-3113 today for legal guidance tailored to your specific situation.