DWI Defense Lawyer: Multiple Charges

If you were previously charged with a DWI in San Antonio and you get charged again, the penalties for a repeat DWI offense can be harsher than those of a first-time offender. These penalties can include lengthy license revocation and even mandatory jail time as a condition of probation, as well as higher fines and other restrictions on your ability to drive. When you have been arrested for a second or third DWI offense, it is important to retain the services of a qualified attorney as soon as you possibly can. You have the right to refuse to talk to the police without an attorney.

Penalties for Multiple DWI Convictions

If you are convicted of a second DWI offense, the potential penalties may include:

A jail sentence of up to one year

Jail time even with a probated sentence

Mandatory breath test device installed on your car (ignition interlock)

Up to 2 years of a suspended license

Fine of up to $4,000

Multiple courses and meetings related to alcohol and substance abuse

Community Service

Annual penalty, or surcharge, for three years of up $1,500 to keep your license

A person charged with their third DWI may face the following penalties:

Fine of up to $10,000

Prison sentence between two and 10 years

Jail time even with a probated sentence

Mandatory breath test device installed on your car (ignition interlock)

Annual penalty, or surcharge, for three years of up $2,000 to keep your license

How Attorney Shaeffer Can Help

Tylden Shaeffer has the intelligence and skills to defend the constitutional rights of his clients who have been charged with multiple DWIs. Attorney Shaeffer is an Ivy League-educated former Texas prosecutor with invaluable experience in DWI cases tried in our state. He has over two decades of experience in the criminal law legal field. DWI testing methods are not perfect, and your rights may have been violated. Tylden will review your case to look for unlawful or biased conduct on behalf of law enforcement.

For a Free Evaluation of Your Case Call: (210) 585-2508.