DWI Penalties Charged With DWI? Protect Your License Before Time Runs Out

San Antonio DWI Penalties

Experienced & Effective San Antonio DWI Attorneys

If you have been arrested for any DWI in the greater San Antonio area, it is important to find a competent attorney as soon as possible. We highly recommend that you contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm to speak to one of our capable lawyers about your case. Our firm has concentrated much of its practice in this field of law. With a former prosecutor on board and trial-tested litigators to help you, you will have the peace of mind that comes with reliable legal representation. We fight for your constitutional rights and for a favorable outcome.

Need legal advice about a criminal arrest or investigation? Please contact our firm at (210) 960-9557 today.

The Consequences of a Texas DWI Conviction

Texas courts take DWI charges very seriously. If convicted, you may face serious and potentially life-altering penalties.

Punishments for First-offense DWI in Texas

  • A fine of up to $2,000
  • Jail time of three to 180 days
  • 90 days up to one year license suspension
  • A criminal record with a Class B misdemeanor

Punishments for Second-offense DWI in Texas

  • A fine of up to $4,000
  • Jail time of 30 days up to one year
  • 180 days up to 2 years license suspension
  • A criminal record with a Class A misdemeanor

Punishments for Third-offense DWI in Texas

  • A fine of up to $10,000
  • A prison sentence of two to 10 years
  • 180 days up to 2 years license suspension
  • A criminal record with a felony conviction

Punishments for First-offense DWI with an Open Container in Texas

  • A fine of up to $2,000
  • Jail time of six up to 180 days
  • Jail time and a fine combined
  • 90 days up to one year license suspension

Want to avoid these penalties? Contact a San Antonio DWI lawyer at Smith & Vinson Law Firm for a free, initial consultation at (210) 960-9557 today.


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      Our client was a UT student who was accused of sexual assault. He came to our firm extremely scared about his future both with the university and within the criminal justice system. With our firm's help, he was able to show that his accuser was not credible. Smith and Vinson put together a defense that law enforcement recognized as credible evidence of his innocence and not to file charges which changed the course of our client's life.

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      Our client had allegedly been drinking with friends after work. He woke up in the hospital after an accident that severely injured another person. We fought for our client in our negotiations with the prosecutor on his felony Intoxicated Assault charge and worked with the injured party’s insurance company on a plan to compensate her for her injuries. The felony was ultimately dismissed and reduced to a misdemeanor DWI charge.

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      Our client explained to us that they hadn’t lived in the Country for that long and his wife had called police as a way to resolve a non-physical dispute they had. Police arrived and immediately noticed bruising that they tried to pin on Our Client as well as other marks.

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      Client had been celebrating his birthday and tried to prevent some of his guest from driving while intoxicated. While attempting to arrange an alternative ride for a relative, the relative’s girlfriend decided she wasn’t having it and decided to start an altercation with a few other guest. Later she accused our client of having assaulted her and sending her to the hospital.

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