Arrested For DWI? The Next Step Is To Call Us.
If you have been arrested for DUI/DWI in Texas, there is a good chance you know that you face some very serious consequences. It is less likely that you know what to do next, especially if it is your first offense.
The most important move you can make after a wrong one is to take a step in the right direction and contact The Law Office of Shawn C. Brown, PC, in San Antonio. It’s the only step you have to take alone. We will handle everything from there, including fight as if it was our future on the line.
Warning: You Have Only 15 Days To Protect Your License
The most important thing after a DWI arrest to remember is that you need to consult an attorney, and you need to do so immediately. The sooner we can get working on your case, the more options we have to build a strong defense and try to keep your driver’s license
There are a few steps that we take in every drunk driving case.
- Step 1: Fight to protect your license. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) will immediately move to have your license suspended after a drunk driving arrest. You have only 15 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing to contest the suspension. If you miss that window, the DPS can suspend your license for at least 90 days, if not more. Yes, you still lose your driving privileges even if the charges are eventually dismissed. Having a lawyer during this hearing vastly improves your chance at keeping your license.
- Step 2: Fight to keep your record clean. Getting DWI charges dismissed is always our primary goal. We do this by looking at all possible defenses. Did the officer have probable cause to make a stop? Or did the officer have reasonable suspicion of impairment to ask you to submit to a breath test? Are the test results reliable? When we cannot get the charges dismissed, we will look for alternative sentencing options that keep a conviction off your permanent record.
- Step 3: Fight to protect your freedom, reduce penalties. The minimum mandatory jail sentence for a first-offense is three days. Depending on the circumstances, that number can increase significantly. You can also face heavy fines — up to $2,000 for a first offense. You could be required to install an ignition interlock device, which leads to more costs you would be responsible for paying. We put every effort into getting the charges and penalties reduced when the circumstances do not leave room for dismissal.
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AUTO ACCIDENT – TOTAL SETTLEMENT: $130,000
The Law Office of Shawn C. Brown recently represented a client that was rear-ended by a driver who was texting and driving. The client sustained head trauma, a hematoma and a broken foot. After fighting with the insurance company of the distracted driver, The Law Office of Shawn C. Brown was able to reach a total settlement for the client of $130,000.
DWI 0.24 BLOOD – DISMISSED
Our Client was pulled over for allegedly swerving and driving without their headlights on. After the administration of the field sobriety tests, the client was arrested for DWI and their blood was taken. Attorney Bryan Orihel reviewed the blood results from the lab, and found multiple issues with the refrigeration of the blood sample and abnormalities in the actual test of the client’s blood. The case was set for trial in which the state DISMISSED all charges against our client.