San Antonio DWI Attorney
Defense for Driving Under the Influence
Driving while intoxicated - better known as DWI - is operating a vehicle
on a Texas roadway while intoxicated. Being intoxicated means either having
a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08% and or more or loss of motor
or reasoning skills due to the ingestion of alcohol or a drug or a combination.
With our San Antonio DWI attorneys at Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys
at Law, you can have a full understanding of the charges you face as well
as their penalties if you are convicted. Our goal is to help you navigate
the system in the most effective manner possible.
A DWI conviction is punishable by:
- 1st Offense - Class B Misdemeanor - Up to a $2,000 fine and confinement
from 3 days up to 180 days in the county jail and possible probation up
to 2 years and driver's license suspension.
- 2nd Offense - Class A Misdemeanor - Up to a $4,000 fine and confinement
from 30 days to up to 1 Year in the county jail and possible probation
up to 2 years and driver's license suspension.
- 3rd Offense or More - 3rd Felony - Up to a $10,000 fine confinement from
2 years up to 10 years in prison and possible probation up to 10 years
and driver's license suspension.
free case review
by calling (210) 762-4128.
The Impact On Your Life
A simple night out at a restaurant, bar, or friend's house can turn
into an ordeal. You could end up in jail, lose your right to drive for
months on end, and have to go to court. Some courts require every person
sentenced for DWI to spend 3-6 days in jail even if you get probation.
You could spend thousands of dollars in surcharges to get your driver's
license back. You need help to avoid this or minimize its impact on you,
your life, and family.
Helping You Find the Right Defense
The prosecution of driving while intoxicated cases (DWIs) has changed very
rapidly. Most counties in this area are using "no refusal days or
weekends" to get search warrants and obtain blood specimens from
you if you refuse to cooperate. Some counties do this every day, some
on the weekends or special holidays only. Many defense attorneys have
not adapted to these changes.
New problems require new solutions. These search warrants can be attacked
if there was not sufficient probable cause to issue them. At Bloomquist
& Compton, Attorneys at Law, our founding partner spent many years
reviewing search warrants for law enforcement. He can spot the problems
and attack these warrants. He has tried many of these cases to San Antonio
juries and has taught classes and written articles about DWI cases. This
inside knowledge of field sobriety tests, breath tests, blood draws, search
warrants, and traffic stops can help give you the edge when you step in
the courtroom. You will have the confidence of having attorneys - Larry
Bloomquist and Cathy Compton - who are
Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization standing with you. Our San
Antonio DWI lawyers also represent clients in Seguin, New Braunfels, and
If you are ready to begin,
contact us at (210) 762-4128.