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San Antonio Felony DWI Lawyers

Defending Clients against Felony DWI Charges

The majority of people arrested for impaired driving in Texas will be charged with misdemeanors. In cases of more serious circumstances, however, a driver may face felony charges. Examples of felony DWI cases include those involving drivers with previous DWI convictions or where a driver has been involved in an accident causing injury. Felony charges are a serious matter that can lead to life-changing consequences such as imprisonment, heavy fines, probation, and court-ordered community service. If you have been charged with a felony DWI, it is essential that you involve a reliable attorney immediately to defend your rights and protect your freedom and future.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, our San Antonio felony DWI attorneys have the experience and skills you need at this critical time. We fully understand all of the complexities of the law in this field and we have a precise knowledge of the legal strategies that work when building an effective defense. Our team can help you at every phase of your felony DWI case, from an initial discussion of your arrest to handling your administrative hearing to each and every court appearance. From day one, we are in your corner providing the legal support you need.

Contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm at (210) 960-9557 today.

What Leads to a Texas Felony DWI Case?

Felony DWI charges may result from:

  • Being convicted of a third or subsequent DWI
  • Causing serious bodily injury to another as a result of impaired driving
  • Causing the death of another as a result of impaired driving
  • Driving while impaired with a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle

Penalties for a third DWI charged as a third-degree felony may include two to 10 years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine, and a two-year license suspension. A fourth DWI may be charged as a second-degree felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison along with a similar fine and suspension as the third-degree felony conviction.

Similar penalties accrue for those convicted of second- or third-degree felonies in the cases of injury, fatality, or a minor in the vehicle with the exception of potentially decreased license suspension times and decreased jail time for driving impaired with a minor.

Get Outstanding Legal Help from a Trusted Law Firm

DWI charges can impact your life in more ways than just jail time. A DWI conviction can hurt your professional life, ruin your finances, and damage personal relationships. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we know what is at stake, and we strive for a case dismissal, minimized charges, or reduced sentences. Our attorneys have an exhaustive understanding of DWI laws in Texas and extensive experience fighting DWI charges. Let us help you fight your felony charges.

Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with our San Antonio criminal defense lawyers concerning felony DWI today.

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  • 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me.

    “Pay them, be honest with them and communicate with them and they will fix your mistake. Plain and simple. Charged 1st DWI offense. Called in. Told them scenario. Worked with payment methods (very important) .I had numerous lawyers to choose from. 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me. Throughout whole process I had the utmost confidence in Mr. Smith and his work. the goal when we first met was to "get the DWI dismissed" and that is exactly what happened. mission accomplished. if you need a DWI removed call jarrod”

    Ronald D.

  • Awesome communication

    “They handle my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process. ”

    Elmer Marqueiz

  • Outstanding Lawyer

    “He is well versed in evidence and criminal law nuances, skills which allow him to level the playing field for his clients and make certain they get a fair chance at justice.”


  • Second to NONE

    “I would love to add my thanks and heart felt appreciation for the help that your law firm provided me. Before I met you guys my situation looked very bleak and quite honestly your dedication to my case really carried over this past year and the reward was not only one felony dismissal but two. Thank you from the Ramirez family, I will always be great full and you guys have earned a spot in my family. For anyone reading, this firm is second to NONE, they know what there talking about and do exactly what they promise to do. Very professional, on time and and educate you along the whole process. I had alot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America. God bless you both and God bless your firm”

    Manuel R.

  • He's a real lawyer!

    “A civil issue arose in Austin with a family member. We sought the advice of a well named Austin attorney. This unnamed attorney provided egregious legal advice. In court, a lifetime civil injunction was ruled by the judge on this non-criminal civil issue. Once learning of this judgement we immediately started looking for another attorney and found Brad Vinson, with Smith and Vinson. Simply put, Brad had this entire debacle reversed and a new judgement set for what is customarily ruled in similar cases. It didn't take long either. I only wish we had called Brad first. He's a real lawyer!”


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