Family Violence Courts in San Antonio

https://youtu.be/pf8HQJ3VquA Misdemeanors Bexar County has two family violence courts for misdemeanors. This includes assault, terroristic threats, interfering with an emergency phone call, and violating protective orders. Until recently, all family violence misdemeanor cases were handled by County Court 7 and County Court 13. There is a good reason to have specialty courts for these cases. There are legal Read More

5 Things You Need to Do If You Were Arrested for Assault in San Antonio

https://youtu.be/oONhncApKSw When you’re arrested for assault in San Antonio, it can be tempting to put off making a decision. You’re first court date may be more than a month away, but it’s important to start making decisions right now to make sure that you walk away with the best result possible. Here is what you need to be doing and not doing before your first court date. 1. Talk to an Attorney Now The Read More

DWI Related Drivers License Suspension and ALR Hearing

https://youtu.be/8nrlMNtkk10 When you are arrested for DWI in San Antonio, DPS will try to suspend your drivers license. They can suspend your drivers license if the officer had probable cause to arrest you and if you consented to a blood or breath test and your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) was .08 or above or if you refused to give a blood or breath test. Interestingly, if you consent to a breath test and Read More

Should You Do a Breath Test or Blood Test on a DWI in San Antonio?

https://youtu.be/syvHaa5QrNs When an officer arrests you for DWI in San Antonio, the officer will ask you if you will do a breath test or blood test. If you refuse to do a breath test, the officer will get a search warrant to draw your blood to have it tested for alcohol or, possibly, for drugs. What should you do if you're in this situation, is it better to agree to do a breath or blood test or to refuse and Read More

How Long Does a DWI Case Last in San Antonio?

https://youtu.be/CmaX0ZzX6FY If you've been arrested for DWI in San Antonio, one thing you're probably concerned about is how long your case is going to last. The longer the case lasts, the more times you'll have to show up to court. That means you'll have to take off work or find childcare, pay for parking, and sit through what probably feels like a morning that's been wasted. If you really want your case to Read More

You Shouldn’t Take a Cops Word For It

https://youtu.be/FtNwUZOPqj4 Yesterday, I had two cases dismissed. Today, I had a case where the prosecutor made an offer before even seeing any evidence or police report. This has made me want to remind people that officers often get it wrong. Even if the officer didn’t get it wrong, the state may not have enough evidence to prove that somebody is guilty. If you’re arrested, don’t assume that the officer was Read More

Should I Tell My Employer That I Was Arrested

When you’re charged with a crime, the impact can go far beyond what happens in the courtroom. The impact can affect many things including your job. Making the decision about whether to tell your employer that you’ve been arrested is something that you should begin thinking about early on. The decision whether to tell your employer that you were arrested or not depends on your employer and I can’t give you a solid Read More

Credibility of Technical Supervisor Could Affect Hundreds of DWI’s in San Antonio

The Bexar County District Attorney’s office has recently started informing defense attorneys that they are no longer calling the Technical Supervisor that has been in charge of the City of San Antonio's breath test machines. This could impact hundreds of DWI and other intoxication related offenses in San Antonio and Bexar County. There are several incidents that led to this decision, but because of statements she Read More

If You Were Arrested for DWI, You Should Fight to Keep Your Drivers License Even Though You’ll Lose

You Have 15 Days to Request the Hearing on Your Drivers License When you are arrested for DWI, intoxication assault, or intoxication manslaughter, DPS will try to suspend your license if you refused a blood or breath test or if you consented to the test and your blood alcohol level was .08 or higher. You have 15 days to request a hearing to try and keep your drivers license. The hearing is called and Read More

How DWI Attorneys Avoid a DWI

https://youtu.be/pBSFvuI-tfg I don’t only drink alcohol at my house. I also have the advantage of seeing the way that officers arrest people for DWI. I’ve been arrested before for DWI and I don’t want that to happen again. We all know that the police have a plan for arresting people for DWI, I also have a plan for not getting arrested for DWI. My Plan 1. I Don't drink if I'm going to be driving with Read More