Repeat DWI Offenses
Advocacy from a San Antonio Criminal Lawyer
If you are facing a repeat Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge, you may be facing tougher punishments than a first-time offender. These offenses become gradually more serious.
The normal progression is as follows:
- First time DWI offenses are charged as a Class B misdemeanor,
- Second offenses are usually filed as more serious Class A misdemeanors, and
- Third and subsequent offenses are treated as felonies.
A third DWI can carry a minimum of two years in prison, something no one wants to endure, and something my firm may be able to help you avoid with an airtight defense.
The Prosecution Has the Burden of Proof
If you had anything to drink that day or night, you are automatically guilty, right? Not necessarily. The law allows adults to drink responsibly. If you had a casual drink (e.g. a glass of wine with friends at a restaurant), you are still allowed to drive.
Violation of the law only occurs when your driving has been impaired by the consumption of excessive alcohol. The State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you lost use of your "mental or physical faculties," or had a BAC in excess of 0.08%.
How the Law Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC Can Help
As an experienced San Antonio criminal defense attorney, I have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to help you navigate the law for your defense. A DWI offense is not always a closed door. There can be a way to fight it, and I am here to help you every step of the way. You can call me anytime for a free case evaluation over the phone. I am available for day, evening, and weekend appointments in order to work with your schedule.
Let me help you work on strengthening your case. Contact my firm today for a free consultation.