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San Antonio DWI Attorney

Effective DWI Lawyer Fighting in Your Corner

The Law Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC can provide you with the legal counsel you need to resolve your case. While the terms DUI and DWI are often used interchangeably, the main difference between the two is a matter of age and the seriousness of the charges.

In the State of Texas, it is illegal to for all drivers drive a motor vehicle or boat:

  1. With a blood alcohol content (BAC) in excess of 0.08%;
  2. If they have lost use of their physical facilities as a result of alcohol or drug consumption; or
  3. If they have lost use of their mental faculties as a result of alcohol or drug consumption.

Drivers under the age of 21 cannot drive with ANY detectable amount of alcohol in their system, AND if suspected can be CHARGED WITH "DUI" OR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, a Class C Misdemeanor. Drivers under the age of 21 can ALSO be charged with a DWI like any other adult over the age of 21, which is usually a Class B Misdemeanor for first-time offenders.

Police officers determine a driver's BAC level by conducting a variety of tests, such as:

  • Breath tests
  • Blood tests
  • Field sobriety tests

However, it has been found that the results of these tests can be faulty, which is why you need to secure legal representation as soon as possible to protect your rights.

DWI Penalties in Texas

If you are arrested and charged with a DWI as a first offense, you could face the following penalties:

Drivers who are arrested under a repeat DWI charge must keep in mind that the charges brought against them will be more severe.

Defending Your Rights After a DWI Charge

Being charged with a DUI or DWI offense is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly. As a San Antonio DWI lawyer, I offer my clients personalized attention by handling every aspect of their case. My attorney fees and availability make me the dependable and dedicated San Antonio DWI attorney you need at your side. I have nearly 15 years of experience defending clients charged with these crimes. 

Let me help you protect your rights in your DUI / DWI case. Call me today at (210) 201-7622 for a free case evaluation!

Potential DWI Defense Strategies

Contesting DWI Charges and Dismissing Evidence

Being arrested for drunk driving can be a frightening event, but remember, just because you have been arrested does not mean that you have been convicted! Together with a qualified criminal attorney, you can create a strong legal defense against your charges. The Law Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC is here to offer the insight and counsel you need to strengthen your DWI defense! As a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer, I can stand up for your rights and protect your reputation.

Having been named a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers for six consecutive years: 2018-2023, I know what it takes to challenge your DWI charge. With so much at stake, do not trust your case to just anyone! I have been given Avvo Clients' Choice Award for Criminal Defense and DWI multiple years, demonstrating my commitment to securing successful outcomes for my clients.

What Defenses Can Be Used Against DWI?

While many people think of DWI as a charge for you simply make a plea bargain and accept the consequences, I strongly disagree. I believe that there is a defense in every case and I am fully equipped to find this defense for your situation. Whether that means securing lesser charges, reduced penalties, or a clean slate, I strive to make sure it is in your favor.

Some examples of defenses I can use to contest your charges include:

  • The arresting officer did not have reasonable suspicion to pull you over
  • The officer administered a chemical test incorrectly
  • The breath or blood testing equipment was not calibrated correctly
  • You were not operating the vehicle at the time you were approached by law enforcement
  • The officer gathered evidence through an illegal search and seizure
  • Your rights were violated in some way during the arrest process

Every case is unique and will require a personalized approach, which is exactly what my firm delivers. Let me review the details of your charges and arrest process today to help you identify your best defense.

Do Not Give up Without a Fight!

You stand to face heavy fines and serious jail if you are convicted of DWI. You may even be forced to attend substance abuse programs or give up your driving privileges for a certain amount of time. For these reasons, you need a San Antonio DWI lawyer who is unafraid to take on your charges and ready to outmaneuver the prosecution in order to preserve your freedom.

Fill out a free case evaluation form today to begin discussing your case with the San Antonio DWI attorney at Law Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC. 

Real Results

I Have Successfully Defended Thousands of Cases
  • Reduced Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Deferred Aggravated Robbery
  • Rejected Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
  • Dismissed Assault
  • Dismissed Assault - Family Violence
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