DWI/DUI Practice Center

DWI/ DUI

Carabin Shaw attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience.

Even a first arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas has very serious penalties attached. For a first offense charged as a misdemeanor, you face probation, possible jail time, community service and the loss of your driver's license. Outside of court, you can expect immediate steep increases in your auto insurance -- if it's not cancelled outright. Ultimatley, if you're convicted of a DWI, the stigma of a criminal record can negatively affect your future employment opportunities

Carabin Shaw attorneys vigorously defend their clients who are charged with DWI and other alcohol-related driving offenses. We serve clients throughout the greater San Antonio area, including Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atascosa, Kendall, Kerr and Medina Counties.

There is hope!

Many people believe that there's no way to fight a DWI charge However, that's just not true. In order to convict you, the State must prove each and every element of their case beyond a reasonable doubt, even if there is a breath test. A smart group of experienced DWI lawyers like the attorneys at Carabin Shaw can dig into the facts of your case and find mistakes, omissions and legitimate factual disputes, including:

  • Mistakes and failure to follow procedures by law enforcement
  • Flaws and problems with the Breathalyzer or other BAC tests
  • No certification on BAC testing equipment for the law enforcement officer
  • Violations of your civil rights before, during and after the arrest
  • Many, many other possible defenses

These arguments and others can substantially weaken the State’s case , forcing prosecutors to drop the case or lower the charges. Carabin Shaw attorneys have the experience and legal expertise to win the most favorable outcome for your case. They can't assure you of a specific result for your case but you can be rest assured that Carabin Shaw attorneys are an elite group of experienced and skillful DWI lawyers. They know the challenges against your charges that the district attorney doesn't want you to know. Your first consultation with Carabin Shaw is free, so contact us today by calling 210.222.2288 or sending us an email.

San Antonio, Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Will Fight for Your Rights

Carabin Shaw attorneys represent defendants at all stages of the DWI process, including bail and arrest, plea negotiations, filing & hearing on pretrial motions, trial, and post-trial motions and proceedings.

Carabin Shaw attorneys know the court systems. They know what motions can be filed on your behalf. They know how to negotiate with prosecutors to see if there may be a plea bargain available that is acceptable to you.

As experienced San Antonio DWI lawyers, Carabin Shaw attorneys will explain all the legal options available to you, so that you can make truly informed decisions on what path to take with your driving while intoxicated case. If he cannot get your criminal charges dismissed or obtain a satisfactory plea agreement, Carabin Shaw attorneys are always prepared to go to trial.

If you have been charged with a DWI, you're facing the loss of all driving privileges, higher insurance rates, fines, possible jail time and a criminal record that could haunt you for the rest of your life. With so much at stake, your best course of action is to hire an experienced attorney to fight for your rights.

Common DUI / DWI Charges Include:

  • DWI, both misdemeanor and felony
  • Intoxication assault (DWI with an accident and injury to anyone but the driver)
  • Intoxication manslaughter (DWI with an accident and any death except the driver's)
  • DWI on a military base or federal land (a federal charge)

Contact Carabin Shaw today for experienced representation when charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Your first consultation is always free, so send us an email or call today 210.222.2288.