Third Offense DWI or More The Law Office of R.C. Pate was built on a solid foundation of knowledge, developing solutions that take into account our clients' unique situations, and a willingness to fight aggressively and think creatively to defend our clients' rights as quickly and efficiently as possible.

San Antonio Lawyer for DWI Third Offense & More

If you have been arrested and charged for a third or subsequent DWI in San Antonio, you should immediately contact The Law Office of RC Pate. This is a very serious matter as you will be facing a felony (instead of a misdemeanor) charge. It does not matter how long ago your prior DWI convictions occurred; any DWI in your past will count towards a third or subsequent charge.

As you may guess, felony charges put you in a much more stressful and dangerous position. A future as a convicted felon can seriously damage your reputation and put employment, housing, educational aid, or professional career licenses in jeopardy. Our firm devotes much of its practice to DWI defense. RC Pate puts impressive qualifications and experience on your side, including extensive trial work and advanced training in the science of DWI chemical testing.

Your initial consultation with our San Antonio attorney for a third DWI offense and more is complimentary. Contact a team member online or at (210) 757-4373 today.

Texas DWI Third & Subsequent Offenses

Administrative Penalties

When arrested for a third or subsequent DWI offense, your license will be confiscated after which you will have 15 days to request a hearing to challenge an automatic license suspension by the DMV. If you fail to request a hearing, your suspension will last for 12 months. If you refused to be tested, your license suspension will be for two years. This two-year suspension will remain valid unless you are found not guilty of the DWI offense in court. 

You may be eligible for an occupational license during your suspension, depending on the circumstances of your case. These are restricted licenses that allow you to drive to and from necessary places, such as work, school, or other essential places. Your initial suspension, in which you will not be able to drive at all, maybe for 90 up to 180 days depending on your case. Moreover, these licenses are available only one time in 10 years. 

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