New Braunfels DWI and DUI Lawyers | New Braunfels Criminal Defense Lawyers

 

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New Braunfels DUI Lawyers and New Braunfels DUI Law Firms are here to help you after you've been involved in a drunk driving accident or if you have received a DUI or license suspension for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Call one of the attorneys advertised on this page for legal advice!

 

 

 

 

 

Why is having a New Braunfels DWI Lawyer so Important?

Drivers are routinely arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) on New Braunfels roadways including I-35, SH 46, US 90, SH 123, SH 337, I-10, and I-410 . If you get arrested and charged with a DUI and do not retain an experienced New Braunfels DUI lawyer, you are complicating an already complicated situation.

For most people, their first DWI arrest is also the first time they are arrested for committing any crime. As a result, individuals charged with DWI in New Braunfels are often unsure of what they are supposed to do to fight their New Braunfels DWI charge effectively. Thus, the first thing one should do if arrested for DWI in New Braunfels is hire an experienced New Braunfels DWI Attorney to help answer any questions about the process and try to beat the DWI charge.   

A skilled New Braunfels DWI lawyer will handle any type of intoxicated driving arrest, including zero tolerance drunk driving violations for New Braunfels drivers under 21 years of age. The National Highway and Transportation Association found that 34% of all alcohol-related car crashes that resulted in fatalities were caused by drivers between the ages of 21 and 24. Because New Braunfels has a number of college campuses and universities, including the Texas State University, University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, St Philips College, San Antonio College, The University of Texas at San Antonio, New Braunfels law enforcement officers are on constant alert to safeguard against underage drunk drivers. 

How will New Braunfels DWI Attorney help me?

A New Braunfels DWI lawyer must be skilled in both criminal and aproceedings in order to provide you with effective legal representation. DWI attorney should be able to provide you assistance in the following areas:

  1. New Braunfels Administrative License Revocation and Suspension;
  2. First Conviction Misdemeanor DWI / DUI Charges;
  3. Second Conviction Misdemeanor DWI / DUI Charges;
  4. Felony DWI / DUI Charges such as Intoxication Assault, Intoxication Manslaughter, or Three (3) or more DWI convictions;
  5. DWI / DUI Charges Against Minors;
  6. Expungement DWI / DUI Records; and
  7. Many other matters including assistance with community service aspects of your conviction

Why do you need a New Braunfels Criminal DWI Lawyer instead of a Civil Lawyer?

That answer is simple: They practice different areas of the law and, more importantly, they are familiar with the rules and procedures of the criminal courts. Your DWI charge may end up in a court that the defense attorney regularly practices in such as:

Criminal Court in Comal County, TX
Comal County District Court
150 N. Seguin
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 221-1270

 

Why do you need a New Braunfels DWI Attorney?

If you are arrested for a DWI / DUI in  New Braunfels and are facing criminal charges, then you might be confused, scared, and frustrated with trying to make sense of the complex DWI laws and court proceedings. A New Braunfels criminal defense lawyer that handles DWI offenses will navigate your charges through the criminal court system with the comfort and confidence of an experienced, local New Braunfels DWI attorney.

To combat the problem of drunk driving, the State of Texas has enacted comprehensive and extensive DWI - DUI laws, which result in two completely separate types of trials.

  1. A criminal trial brought by Comal County Attorney's Office;
  2. A separate administrative trial dealing with your Texas driver's license suspension brought by the Texas Department of Public Safety


A New Braunfels DWI attorney will be able to investigate the circumstances of your case in order to present a winning defense. A qualified New Braunfels DWI criminal defense lawyer will be able to:

Determine if there was  reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle
Call into
question the
results of the field
sobriety test
Question the officer's ability to administer the Field Sobriety test Call into question any blood testing results taken after your arrest
Whether the officer had probable cause to arrest you Question the veracity of the arresting officer Determine if you gave consent to a roadside test  Determine the existence of probable cause to perform chemical testing
Determine if you performed well in the field Determine the quality of the Miranda rights, if any. Determine the admissibility of inculpatory statements Determine how inebriated you were

All of these factors can be crucial in preparing the defense to be used in the case against you. A New Braunfels DWI attorney will also have a firm gasp of the larger constitutional issues that might be at play, and will apply the law to the facts of your case. For example, a New Braunfels criminal defense DWI attorney could choose to challenge the DWI charge by arguing that the traffic stop itself was unconstitutional or, alternatively, that any search and seizure of you or your car was performed in violation of your constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment. Additionally, you have a legal right to remain silent, which includes a right to refuse any testing, and a skilled DWI attorney will be able to safeguard your remaining legal rights, including your right to a jury trial. Consult a New Braunfels DWI / DUI attorney as soon as possible after your DWI / DUI arrest!

Contact a New Braunfels DWI Attorney...Do Not Go It Alone!

A New Braunfels Texas DWI lawyer will always look at: (1) the issue of drunk driving, (2) intoxicated driving, (3) impaired driving, (4) legal intoxication which is .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC);  (5) signs of intoxication, (6) if legal impairment was present; (7) license suspension or license revocation, (8)  alcohol effects, (9) drug effects, (10) the traffic stop; and (11) whether the arrest was warrantless or with a warrant.

How Much will a New Braunfels DWI Defense Lawyer Charge?

Unlike personal injury lawyers, criminal defense lawyers cannot charge a contingency fee. Therefore, they will undoubtedly charge either a (1) hourly fee, (2) a non-refundable retainer, and/or (3) a combination of both. Obviously, the more serious the charge, e.g., whether it is your first DWI charge or your third DUI charge is a factor a New Braunfels DWI lawyer will consider when determining the cost of representation. The best course of action is to contact one of the New Braunfels defense lawyers on this page or elsewhere on this site and ask them what their fee is. The phone call creates no obligation and the initial consultation is free.

Acting quickly to contact a New Braunfels DWI attorney is critical in order to preserve your driving privileges while the criminal charges against you are pending. Once you are arrested and charged with a New Braunfels DWI, the State of Texas is required to provide you with notice that your license will be suspended. From the date that you receive this notice, you have 15 days to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearing in order to challenge this suspension. If you or your attorney do not request this hearing within the 15 day time limit, then your license is automatically suspended and you will lose any right to challenge the suspension later. A skilled DWI / DUI attorney will know what to expect in the New Braunfels ALR hearing and will be able to assist you in obtaining a hardship license, if possible.

If you have not obtained an attorney at the time of the ALR hearing, the court will require that an attorney is present at the initial stage of the criminal proceedings, or the First Appearance. The purpose of the First Appearance is for the court to determine that you have in fact obtained legal counsel. If you have not obtained legal representation, then the court will appoint an attorney for you due to the severity of the consequences that you could face, if convicted.

Where do New Braunfels Administrative License Revocation Hearings take place?

After a person is arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and they request an Administrative License Revocation Hearing (within 15 days of the arrest, as explained above), then the Texas Department of Public Safety will refer the case to the State Office of Administrative Hearings to determine whether the license suspension should be upheld for the statutory period. To learn more about the the State's burden of proof at these hearings, please visit our Administrative License Revocation Hearing page. Alternatively, you can contact the New Braunfels State Office of Administrative Hearings Main Office located at:

10300 Heritage, Suite 250
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 308-6681

You are entitled to the help of a New Braunfels DWI attorney at your Administrative License Revocation Hearing, so contact one of the skilled drunk driving attorneys advertised on this website as soon as possible for help saving your Texas drivers' license.

If you are in need of a bail bonds company, DotCO has provided just some names for your easy reference:

New Braunfels Bonding Companies
New Braunfels Bail Bond
1174 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 625-7888
AAA Bail Bonds II
2970 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 629-2663
A Copa Bail Bonds
2969 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 625-4466
A-Comal County Bail Bonds
1495 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 625-3948
Susan's Bail Bonds
1471 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 625-3733
Amigo Bail Bonds
3030 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 624-4229

The DWI criminal defense lawyers on this page can represent you in all matters involving your drunk driving charge, including DUI, DWI, SR-22, Refusal to Blow, Revocation Hearing, Occupational Licenses, Breathalyzer Calibration, Challenging field sobriety tests, Misdemeanor DUI and Felony DUI  & Felony DWI. These New Braunfels DWI defense lawyers can represent you whether you live in Southern Central Texas, including Bracken, Bulverde, Canyon City, Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Schertz, Spring Branch, Startzville, Sattler, and other communities in Comal County.

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