San Antonio DWI Felony Lawyer
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A felony DWI conviction is associated with severe consequences. According to Texas DWI laws, multiple DWI convictions result in lengthy prison time, expensive fines, license suspensions, and a permanent mark on your criminal record.
At Soyars & Morgan Law, our San Antonio DWI lawyers are committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and freedom. With more than 30 years of experience in the San Antonio area, our DWI lawyers have a comprehensive knowledge of Texas DWI laws to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
DWI 3rd or More
In Texas, if you have two or more DWI offenses that you served community supervision or did jail time on, you will be charged with a third degree felony Driving While Intoxicated offense. On a third degree DWI felony offense in San Antonio, Texas, you can receive 2-10 years of prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Those defendants receiving community supervision, instead of prison time, are required to serve a mandatory 30 days in jail as a condition of community supervision. They will also likely have to complete an inpatient treatment program. Additionally, the judge will suspend your drivers license from 180 days up to 2 years if convicted, and require ignition interlock be installed on any car you operate while you are on community supervision.
A conviction for a felony DWI 3rd or more has serious consequences that will impact you long after you have finished your sentence. A convicted felon may not vote, or serve on a jury or a grand jury. If you are successful on probation, these rights could be restored by the judge if requested promptly upon the completion of community supervision. Convicted felons cannot hold public office and you will not be able to possess a firearm for five years after you complete probation or are off parole if you are sentenced to prison. There could also be immigration consequences as the result of the felony DWI conviction. You may not be able to hold some jobs if you are a convicted felon.
At Soyars & Morgan Law, our San Antonio DWI lawyers understand that you may have been coerced into taking a plea on your previous convictions. In San Antonio, Texas, we often see two previous convictions for DWI’s on the same date. An inexperienced lawyer may convince you to take pleas on both, as they are scared to fight them. At Soyars & Morgan Law, we will look at the prior convictions, and we will ensure the state even has felony jurisdiction as the first step in our fight.
Contact us and schedule a free consultation with our San Antonio DWI felony lawyers today.