Offenses involving alcohol are some of the most commonly charged criminal offenses in the State of Texas. Depending on the type of offense you are charged with, a conviction can have severe consequences. A misdemeanor criminal conviction for an alcohol-related offense can carry punishments ranging from 6 months to 12 months jail confinement; a conviction for a felony alcohol-related offense such as a third or more driving while intoxicated charge or intoxication assault can carry 2-10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Corrections; intoxication manslaughter carries a punishment ranging from 2-20 years confinement in the Texas Department of Corrections. Additional consequences such as surcharges ranging from $3,000 to $6,000.00 and drivers license revocation ranging from 90 days to 2 years can also be assessed upon conviction. Seeking the advice of a qualified attorney in a timely manner is extremely important after being charged with an alcohol-related offense. There are time sensitive issues the often arise out of an arrest for an alcohol offense that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. The most important being the 15-day deadline to request a hearing to contest the suspension of your driver’s license. We encourage you to contact our office today to discuss your options. Our legal team is ready to start fighting your case immediately.
Alcohol offenses include the following:
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger
- Boating While Intoxicated
- Driving Under the Influence
- Public Intoxication
- Intoxication Assault
- Intoxication Manslaughter
A successful defense against a DWI starts immediately. It is never too soon to seek the advice of legal counsel. It is essential that you are represented by a San Antonio DWI Lawyer with years of experience.