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Drunk Driving Defenses

A drunk driving conviction in Texas is an incredibly serious matter. Even first-time offenders face jail time, driver’s license suspension, considerable DWI penalties and fines. If you have been charged with drinking and driving, an experienced and skilled attorney can effectively protect your rights and your freedom.

At the Law Offices of Anthony B. Cantrell, we have successfully represented countless clients charged with DWI/DUI in Texas. Attorney Cantrell has more than 20 years of experience in the area of criminal defense. He is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law and AV-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. You can rely on him to provide a solid and thorough defense on your behalf.

Contact our San Antonio or New Braunfels law office to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Common Drunk Driving Defenses

As soon as our firm accepts your case, we will conduct a thorough investigation into your charge to develop an effective defense, whether this is your first or multiple DWI charge. Often, the defense will be determined if the charge involved:

  • Illegal search and seizure: Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a traffic stop to ultimately prove invalid. If the officer has no probable cause, he or she cannot stop your vehicle. Additionally, if the search violates your rights under the Fourth Amendment, any evidence gained through the search is considered inadmissible.
  • Faulty or inaccurate breath test results: Often, breath test results can be called into question by asking training or procedural questions. Was the officer properly trained on the operation of the machine? Was the machine cleaned, stored and calibrated properly between uses? Were there elements present (paint fumes, vomit, medication) that influenced the results?

Depending on the factors specific to your charge, our attorneys will develop a strong defense that limits your exposure to devastating penalties such as jail time or the loss of driving privileges. When you need a knowledgeable defense lawyer on your side, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation at our firm.

Contact a Texas DUI Defense Lawyer

Do not wait to secure experienced, aggressive representation. For more information about drunk driving laws and possible defenses to your charge, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Anthony B. Cantrell by calling us toll free at 866-604-7814. You may also send us an email.

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