San Antonio DWI Attorney

I can't promise a result, but I can promise I will fight and use all the tricks in my bag.

A Practice
Built On...

The Law Office of RC Pate was built on a solid foundation of knowledge, developing solutions that take into account our clients’ unique situations, and a willingness to fight aggresivley and think creativley to defend our clients rights as quickly and efficienlty as possible.

If you want to know how our criminal defense team operates, this is it.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in San Antonio

We Care, Genuinely

When your criminal defense attorney doesn’t care or feel personally invested in the outcome of your case, your defense suffers. Being a good criminal defense lawyer means you need to enjoy helping people & have an inner determination to do so. Each of our San Antonio criminal defense attorneys will work diligiently for a favorable outcome and to protect your freedom.

San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney

Proven Results | Focused Experience

The Law Office Of RC Pates primary focus is San Antonio DWI cases. It’s our bread & butter, it’s also how RC earned the nickname “The DWI Guru.” Picking up a DWI charge in San Antonio can have serious consequences. If you’ve been arrested on DWI Charges you need an attorney that specializes in DWI/DUI to protect your rights. Who better to call then the DWI Guru himself?

A DWI Charge Can...

Take away your driver's license

When you get convicted of a DWI, you can lose your driver’s license. No one who drives needs to be told how much that can affect someone’s life. After driving for so many years, it’s easy to take the freedom allowed by driving for granted.

Put Your Job In Danger

It’s pretty difficult to hold down a job if you can’t get to your job. In addition, if you have a job in the medical field, your medical license might be revoked if convicted of a DWI. When your job is on the line, don’t settle for a lawyer who doesn’t fight tooth and nail for you.

Create A Permanent Criminal Record

Getting a DWI isn’t the end of it. The DWI stays on your record and if you lost your job, then it will affect your chances of getting a new one. But with the help of a good lawyer, all of this can be avoided and your life can get back to normal much more quickly.

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What to Do When Stopped by the Cops for a DWI

When you talk to the police for a DWI or any other reason, there are a few tips you should know.

This video is a short summary of the four most important things you can do when interacting with the police, whether guilty or innocent, and for any crime.

I am committed to making sure that when you need me, the chances of winning your case aren’t hurt by something as simple as how you handle talking to the police.

The police are not your friends in most situations, but how you talk to them is one of the most important parts of how your case plays out. After watching this video, you won’t mess it up.

Case Results

State vs AG

Very difficult DWI 2nd case and a weapon case from the same day. I was hired after the previous attorney refused to try the case because he said it was too difficult. While it was a difficult case, I fought with the prosecutor over the admissibility of their evidence and, after many hearings, convinced the state to DISMISS BOTH CHARGES.

State vs CBL

A client hired me more than halfway through the case and after significant rulings against them. The original offer was to do 8 years in prison. Through diligent attacks on the scientific processes the state was using, I was able to change the plea bargain to two years probation. Because the client had already been to prison before, this was an excellent result on a difficult case. FELONY PROBATION GRANTED.

State vs JG

My client had gone through six years of a ten-year probation without violating, and his probation officer decided to file a motion to revoke his probation based on one positive drug test. I fought the allegations of the probation officer and managed to get the client's PROBATION TERMINATED even though he had four more years of probation to do. The client went home with no additional cost or time to serve in jail.