Traffic Ticket Lawyers San Antonio
Traffic ticket lawyers San Antonio Talamantez & Volkman can be reached at 210-349-6000 for representation in any type of traffic case. Motorists should be aware that traffic citations do not simply go away. If a ticket is not handled appropriately, one of the possible results is that a warrant will be issued for your arrest. Another harsh penalty associated with traffic convictions is loss of driving privileges. It is especially important to contact traffic ticket lawyers in San Antonio Talamantez & Volkman if you have been accused of a serious violation, because of the harshness of associated penalties.
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
As soon as possible, contact Talamantez & Volkman, your traffic ticket lawyers in San Antonio, if you have received a traffic citation for DWI. The penalties for DWI are meant to deter drinking and driving, and they can be devastating. Statistics show that drinking and driving costs many thousands of lives on our roadways every year. Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for signs that drivers may be impaired, such as the following:
- Weaving between lanes of traffic.
- Driving at a much slower pace than the posted speed limit.
- Straddling the dividing line between two lanes of traffic.
- Veering back and forth from one side of the lane to the other.
- Braking erratically.
- Turning too widely or too narrowly.
- Swerving to correct the course of the automobile.
- Nearly striking someone or something with a vehicle.
- Driving with the tires positioned over the center lines.
The Law of Implied Consent
Talamantez & Volkman, your traffic ticket lawyers in San Antonio, always aim to have all violations kept off of our clients’ driver records. We fight for our clients’ rights. One right that drivers do not have is the right to decline a blood or breath test when pulled over on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol. In Texas, there is a law of implied consent, meaning that by driving on Texas roadways, you are implying that you agree to taking one or more blood or breath tests that are designed to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If a police officer has cited you for DWI, contact us your traffic ticket lawyers in San Antonio, as soon as you can. We will conduct a thorough investigation, including interviewing all known witnesses.
If you should refuse to take a breath or blood test, your driver’s license will automatically be suspended for a minimum of 180 days. At the point of refusal, the officer will confiscate your driver’s license and give you a temporary permit. The permit is good for only 41 days. This is an important deadline that Talamantez & Volkman, traffic ticket lawyers in San Antonio, will be sure you don’t miss. There is a window of only 15 days in which you can request a hearing for the purpose of challenging your driver’s license suspension. If this was your first refusal to test, your license will be suspended for 180 days if:
- You fail to request a hearing within the required time frame.
- You meet the deadline but fail to prove convincingly that the law enforcement officer who pulled you over did not have cause for a reasonable belief that you were driving while intoxicated or that you did not, in fact, refuse the test.
Penalties for a DWI
The following penalties are more reasons to contact your traffic ticket lawyers in San Antonio if you have been charged with a DWI:
- Surcharges, fines, court costs, and attorney fees.
- License suspension.
- Imprisonment, including for a first DWI offense
- DWI intervention and education programs.
Don’t hesitate. Contact Talamantez & Volkman, traffic ticket lawyers San Antonio, for skilled assistance with any and all traffic citations.