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DWI

When one Drink too Many Leads to Criminal Charges

One drink too many can lead to criminal charges with Draconian fines and penalties. But being pulled over and registering .08 or more on a Breathalyzer does not automatically mean that you will be convicted of a crime and lose your license. Before you make any statement or enter a plea, talk to an experienced attorney.

The DWI defense team at Rush & Gransee, L.C., has a solid track record of favorable outcomes, including dismissed charges, acquittals at trial and victories in license hearings. We have successfully represented police officers, dentists, professors, soccer moms, blue collar workers, college students and people from all walks of life.

If you were arrested for drunk driving in Bexar County or a nearby jurisdiction, call our San Antonio firm without delay at 210-223-9200 or 888-501-9299.

The Clock Is Ticking . . .
You must request a Department of Public Safety hearing within 15 days of your DWI arrest. If this deadline lapses, your license will be automatically suspended for the presumptive period. We will represent you at your license suspension hearing to salvage your driving privileges.

Drunk Driving Defense in Bexar County, Texas

We handle all DWI cases, both misdemeanor and felony:

  • First-time DWI
  • Repeat offenses
  • Refusal of the breath test
  • CDL truck drivers
  • Under-21 drivers
  • Excessive intoxication (.15 or greater)
  • Child endangerment
  • Intoxication assault (DWI accident causing injury)
  • Intoxication manslaughter (fatal DWI accident)

The penalties for a DWI conviction are harsh and have lasting consequences, financially and in many other facets of life. Even on a first offense, you face thousands of dollars in fines and surcharges, plus loss of your license. A second or subsequent offense within five years can trigger jail or home monitoring, ignition interlock, major fines and other penalties.

A Former DWI Prosecutor in Your Corner

Our criminal defense lawyer, Kurt Gransee, previously served as a prosecutor on the Bexar County DWI Task Force. He is intimately familiar with the procedures and equipment used by police when they investigate suspected drunk drivers. Those insights help him to ask the right questions and challenge the prosecution's evidence, through motions or at trial, to cast doubt on the charges. Did the officer have reasonable cause for the traffic stop? Were the field sobriety tests properly administered? Does the squad car camera tell a different story? Can the Breathalyzer results or blood samples be trusted? Were you properly informed of your rights?

We explore your defenses and prepare for trial. We also explore potential plea agreements that avoid jail or a DWI conviction in exchange for probation, community service, alcohol treatment or other conditions of the court. The decision to take a deal or try the case is ultimately yours; we will advise you of potential defenses and likely outcomes. Our efforts we will be collaborative, you will be involved in deciding what route to take after being advised of your options.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Intoxication assault (serious bodily injury) and intoxication manslaughter (fatality) are serious felony crimes, punishable by prison terms up to 10 years and 20 years, respectively. If convicted and sentenced to prison, a person will likely serve more than half or more of the sentence.

Our criminal law attorneys have been successful with motions to suppress and other strategies in seeking to spare clients from going to prison. We examine every possible defense and mitigating factor, including the underlying basis for DWI and whether intoxication was the primary cause of the accident. Did the other driver run a red light or contribute to the accident in some way? Were there obstructions or other factors? While preparing for trial, we also engage prosecutors in negotiations for alternatives to incarcerations, including house arrest, community service or substance abuse treatment.

We have represented many individuals charged with intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter. Many clients were given probation, some clients had their cases reduced to misdemeanors, and one client was given probation after a jury trial for a triple intoxication assault that was reversed on appeal and ultimately dismissed and expunged.

Don't Say or Sign Anything Without a Lawyer

A DWI is never open-and-shut. Find out how we can improve your situation or spare you from the harshest penalties. Contact our San Antonio firm to arrange a free initial consultation about drunk driving charges.