San Antonio DWI Lawyer
Kurt Gransee is a former Bexar County DWI Task Force Prosecutor. In his role as a DWI Task force prosecutor he worked on nothing but dwi’s, intoxication assaults and intoxication manslaughters five days a week for 52 weeks per year. In that role he learned which issues and what evidence was more likely to lead to a not guilty verdict or a dismissal. Kurt Gransee has been consistently voted as one of San Antonio’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyers and one of the Best DWI Defense Lawyers in San Antonio.
When one drink too many leads to criminal charges, you need the skilled defense of an experienced San Antonio DWI lawyer to protect your rights, and your reputation. Occasionally Police Officers jump to conclusions about someone’s intoxication and in nearly all cases they will use tests that are intended to create the impression that someone is intoxicated when it may just be a misunderstanding about the test or the defendant may be uncoordinated.
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, felonies reduced to misdemeanors and victories in license hearings. We have successfully represented police officers, dentists, professors, doctors, professional athletes, soccer moms, blue collar workers, college students and people from all walks of life.
If you were arrested for drunk driving in Bexar County, Wilson County, Karnes County, Guadalupe County, Bandera County, Medina County, Frio County, Comal County or a nearby jurisdiction, call an experienced San Antonio DWI lawyer at 210-223-9200.
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. The automatic suspension will start 40 days after your arrest if you do not request a hearing within 15 days. We will represent you at your license suspension hearing to salvage your driving privileges. If you lose your license we will get you a an occupational license that will allow you to drive for almost any purpose.
Drunk Driving Defense in San Antonio 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 result in a drivers license suspension where an occupational license isn’t available and can trigger jail or home monitoring, ignition interlock, major fines and other penalties.
A Former DWI Prosecutor in Your Corner
San Antonio DWI 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? Also, more importantly the breath or blood test is a reading of your blood or breath at the time of the test, NOT when driving. The number of the breath or blood test has built in variables plus you could have been dramatically lower 1-2 hours earlier when driving.
We explore your defenses and prepare for trial. Very often a trial is the best option and setting a case for trial will occasionally result in getting the case dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. We also always push for a dismissal of the charges or at a minimum a plea agreement that avoids a DWI conviction and allows for getting the record nondisclosed or sealed. Sometimes we 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. We will work together throughout the process. 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 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 Consulting A San Antonio DWI Lawyer
A DWI is never open-and-shut. Find out how we can improve your situation. Contact our San Antonio firm to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced San Antonio DWI lawyer about your drunk driving charges.