When you face charges for a DUI or DWI, you should immediately contact a respected lawyer who can offer strong legal representation.
At the Law Offices of Gary Churak, P.C., Attorney Churak has more than 30 years of experience advocating for people charged with DUI crimes.
His significant knowledge of the law and his reputation in San Antonio courts as a tenacious litigator works to your advantage in an effort to minimize the penalties you face or even possibly securing a case dismissal.
As a sole practitioner, Gary Churak handles every case himself, so each client has full advantage of Mr. Churak’s dedication and determination to achieve a positive case result.
"Gary Churak handles every case himself, so each client has full advantage of Mr. Churak’s dedication and determination to achieve a positive case result."
You may also face jail time, probation, and the loss of your driver's license. Repeat offenders may face even harsher penalties. If you are facing a DWI charge, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney can review the facts of your case and help you understand your legal options.
People charged with DUI and DWI offenses face significant penalties including license suspension, license revocation, jail time, probation and large fines. However, these penalties may be possibly minimized or avoided altogether when your case is handled by a skilled San Antonio criminal lawyer armed with a variety of defense tactics that question protocols and procedures such as the following:
When you've been charged with a DWI, you need an experienced San Antonio DWI attorney on your side. I understand the severity of these charges, and I will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
I have a proven track record of success in DWI cases, and I know what it takes to win. I will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and build a strong defense on your behalf. I will also make sure that you understand all of your options and help you make the best decisions for your future.
If you've been charged with a DWI, don't wait to get help. Contact me today to schedule a free consultation. I will review your case and help you understand your options. Let's get started on your defense today.
In Texas and most other states, the legal range for drunk driving is a BAC of .08 percent or higher. This means that if you're caught driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, you can be charged with drunk driving.
There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to BAC levels and drunk driving. First, everyone metabolizes alcohol differently. This means that your BAC can be affected by things like your weight, how much you've had to drink, and how quickly you're drinking.
Second, your BAC can continue to rise even after you've stopped drinking. This is because alcohol takes time to be metabolized by your body. So, if you've been drinking and then get behind the wheel, your BAC could continue to rise while you're driving.
Finally, it's important to remember that even if your BAC is below the legal limit, you can still be charged with drunk driving if you're exhibiting other signs of intoxication, such as slurred speech or impaired coordination.
If you're charged with drunk driving, you could face a number of penalties, including jail time, fines, and the loss of your driver's license. If you're convicted of drunk driving, you may also be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, which requires you to blow into a breathalyzer before your car will start.
If you're facing drunk driving charges, it's important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights.
If you are convicted of your first DWI offense as an adult in Texas, you will likely face the following penalties:
If you are convicted of a second DWI offense in Texas, you will face more severe penalties, including:
A third DWI offense is classified as a felony in Texas, and you will face the following penalties if convicted:
If you are convicted of a DWI with a child passenger in the vehicle, you will face enhanced penalties, including:
If you are a minor (under 21 years old) and you are caught driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, you will face a number of penalties and punishments. Depending on your age, blood alcohol concentration (BAC), and whether you have any prior DWI convictions, these penalties and punishments can range from a fine and community service to jail time and the loss of your driver's license.
If you are a minor and you are caught driving with a BAC of .08 or higher, you will be charged with DWI. If you are under the age of 17, you will also be charged with a DWI if you are caught driving with any detectable amount of alcohol in your system.
The penalties and punishments for a first-time DWI offense include a fine of up to $500, 24 hours to 180 days in jail, and the loss of your driver's license for up to a year. You may also be required to perform community service and attend an alcohol education or treatment program.
If you are a minor and you are convicted of DWI with a BAC of .08 or higher, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle. An IID is a breathalyzer that prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking.
If you are a minor and you are convicted of DWI with a BAC of .16 or higher, you will be required to install an IID on your vehicle for a minimum of six months. You may also be required to perform community service and attend an alcohol education or treatment program.
This attorney is ready to fight for you and your rights. Call the Law Offices of Gary Churak, P.C. at (210) 545-3850 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation visit to discuss your legal needs.