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San Antonio DWI Defense Lawyers

Fighting Impaired & Intoxicated Driving Charges

Being pulled over for suspected drunk driving can be the start of an intimidating and extremely unpleasant experience. Depending on the circumstances, it can have life-changing consequences. With officers cracking down on DUI more than ever, it is no surprise that sometimes innocent people get caught in the net of DWI stops and task forces.

If you have been arrested for drunk or drug-impaired driving, it is vital that you seek qualified legal representation as soon as possible. At LaHood Norton Law Group, we have defended innumerable individuals over the years against these charges. Our team is thoroughly familiar with all the factors to consider in a DUI case and can investigate the state’s evidence to determine the validity of your arrest.

Contact us at (210) 801-9400 to arrange to speak to a San Antonio DWI defense attorney.

DWI vs. DUI in Texas

What is the difference between DUI and DWI? In Texas, DUI (driving under the influence) is a charge applied to those under 21 who are found with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system. Texas enforces a zero-tolerance policy for minors.

However, DWI (driving while intoxicated) is charged to adults over 21 and can also be applied to minors because it also includes driving while impaired by drugs. These drugs can be either prescription drugs or street drugs, both of which can alter physical and/or mental faculties. The legal limit for blood alcohol is .08%.

Should a breathalyzer test measure that amount or higher, you can be charged. However, you can also be charged without being subject to a chemical test.

First Offense DWI in Texas

The penalties you may face for a first offense DWI may include the following:

  • Fine: Up to $2,000
  • Jail time: 3 to 180 days
  • License suspension: Up to 1 year
  • Annual fee: Between $1k or $2k for 3 years to remain licensed

Second Offense DWI in Texas

Penalties for for a second offense DWI in Texas include the following:

  • Fine: Up to $4,000
  • Jail time: 1 month to 1 year
  • License suspension: Up to 2 years
  • Annual fee: Between $1k, $1.5k $2k for 3 years to remain licensed

Third Offense DWI in Texas

The penalties you may face for a third offense DWI include:

  • Fine: $10,000
  • Prison time: 2 years to 10 years in prison
  • License suspension: Up to 2 years
  • Annual fee: Between $1k, $1.5k $2k for 3 years to remain licensed

Ignition Interlock Device

An IID is installed in a car and requires the driver provide a breath sample before operating the vehicle. In Texas, DWI offenders are required to install an Ignition Interlock Device for the following:

  • After a second or any subsequent offenses
  • BAC of 0.15 or higher
  • Under the age of 21 (DUI)

Need Help Handling Your DWI / DWI Charges?

The facts of every DWI/DUI case are different and should be handled by a competent attorney if you wish for a positive outcome. Our attorneys regularly get administrative license revocations (ALR) dismissed, which means the driver's license remains valid. We are also often able to get DWI charges reduced to Obstruction of Highway charges; these charges make non-disclosure easier and are not able to be used as enhancements in subsequent cases. Turn to our San Antonio DUI attorneys at LaHood Norton Law Group, where you will find outstanding legal experience, ability, and service.

Learn your legal options by contacting us at (210) 801-9400.

Proof of Our Care for Clients

Client Testimonials
  • Tough Attorneys

    “Loyal and tough attorneys will fight for you.”

  • Passion without process will destroy you. Timing is everything.

    “When I started with this office, my standards and expectations were high, and circumstances were serious. I had interviewed at least 10 local prominent criminal defense law firms, and ultimately ...”

    - Thankful Client
  • Helped Me Beyond My Expectation

    “I’m forever thankful for the LaHood Norton Staff in fully taking care of me with such professional and GENUINE care.”

    - Trevor
  • Best Lawyer in San Antonio Area

    “He is a true professional and will treat you with the utmost respect and will not mislead you.”

    - Keith
  • Smart & Experienced

    “Smart, experienced and will always look out for your best interest!”

    - Eliot G.
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Proof of Our Results

Recent Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Assault Bodily Injury - Married
  • Case Dismissed Criminal Trespassing - Private Property
  • Case Dismissed Drug Possession Charge
  • Case Dismissed Drug Possession Charge
  • Case Dismissed DWI
  • Reduced to Obstruction of Highway DWI
  • Case Dismissed Failure to Stop & Provide Information to Law Enforcement
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A Different Type of Law Firm

Why Choose LaHood Norton Law Group
  • Here When You Need Us

    Our team will be available to you after hours and on the weekends, whenever you need us.

  • Former District Attorney On Your Side

    Founding attorney, Nico LaHood, is the former Bexar County District Attorney. He has experience on the other side of the aisle that will be invaluable to your case.

  • Over 70 Years of Combined Experience

    Our accomplished attorneys have over seven decades of combined experience in the criminal justice system.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Two of our attorneys are Board Certified in Criminal Defense, making them specialists in their field.

Proof of Our Excellence

Firm Accolades
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Texas State Bar
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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