Advice From Our Lawyers

Whether you need an Austin area DWI Attorney, or a San Antonio area DWI Attorney, our lawyers are here to help.  A DWI in Texas is a serious charge that carries lifelong consequences.  Even a first time DWI charge will cost you thousands of dollars.  If you are convicted of DWI in Texas you will lose your driver’s license, face time in jail or prison, and run the risk of losing your job.  A Texas DWI arrest is typically based on three phases of DWI detection, as well as chemical testing of your breath, blood, or urine.

Before you get stopped for a San Antonio DWI or an Austin DWI you should learn your rights when you are being investigated for a DWI in Texas.  Read our What To Do If Pulled Over page…

San Antonio DWI Defense Center

Police officers aggressively enforce DWI in San Antonio, Texas.  With the introduction of the San Antonio No Refusal Weekend policy, DWI police will ask a judge for a blood alcohol warrant to draw your blood against your will if you refuse to submit a sample of your breath, blood, or urine in a DWI arrest.  A lot of what is included in that warrant application is how you acted when you were stopped, and how you performed the San Antonio DWI field sobriety test.  To learn more about what you should do when stopped by the San Antonio Police, or Bexar County Sheriff’s office for a DWI investigation read our San Antonio DWI Defense Center information

Austin, Texas DWI Defense Center

The Austin, Texas police department has officers specially trained and assigned to DWI enforcement.    These officers work the hours and areas where the most DWI arrests have historically been made.  These task force officers are not sent to regular calls while working on the DWI task force.  Instead, they exclusively search for and stop people they believe are driving while intoxicated.

Of particular concern about some of the Austin P.D.’s DWI enforcement task force is that officers are encouraged to stop and investigate as many drivers as possible.  This can run the risk of officers pushing the envelope to find a reason to stop innocent drivers.

To learn more about the Austin Police Department, and Travis County Sheriff Department’s policies on DWI investigations read our Austin, Texas DWI Defense Center information…

Texas DWI Driver’s License Suspensions

The first thing you need to do after you have been released from jail following a Texas DWI arrest is protect your driver’s license.  Whether you refused a chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, or you took the test and tested over .08 BAC, your driver’s license will automatically be suspended or revoked within days.  You only have a limited time to appeal the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.  If you fail to appeal your driver’s license suspension in time, you will lose the right to protect your driving privileges. Read more about Texas DWI license suspension here…

Texas DWI Field Sobriety Tests

Field sobriety testing is administered to almost all San Antonio, TX DWI and Austin, TX DWI suspects.  There are three Field Sobriety Tests that are typically administered:

It is important to understand that the No Refusal Weekend policy in effect in San Antonio and Austin, TX does not apply to any of the field sobriety tests.  For more information about the No Refusal Weekend policy read here…

The field sobriety tests were designed to give a trained police officers a more accurate idea of whether a DWI suspect will test above .10 BAC.  Without conducting further scientific testing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now claims that such tests will give well trained officers who properly administer such tests a reasonable idea whether a suspect will test over .08 BAC. Of course, they have produced no scientific evidence of any kind to validate this claim.

There are many challenges to the Standardized and Non-Standardized Field Sobriety tests that officers administer on the roadside to a San Antonio DWI or Austin DWI suspect.  For more information about the field sobriety tests read our Texas Field Sobriety Test Homepage…


When you’ve been arrested for a DWI and you need an Austin area DWI Attorney, or San Antonio area DWI Attorney you need the DWI Dudes Attorney, Jamie Balagia.  Our phone are answered 24 hours per day, seven days a week to help get your loved ones out of jail.  Our consultations are free, and we stand ready to defend you right now.  Call now!

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