Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

The Boerne, TX DWI / DUI Lawyer that Cares

Charged with driving while intoxicated?  Michael & Associates has been fighting DWIs in Boerne for years.

DWI Can Be Expensive and Stressful.
Let us fight for you.

Arrested for DWI in Boerne?

Being arrested for DWI is one of the most stressful things that can happen to a person.

Driving with a blood alcohol content at or above 0.08% puts you at risk for DWI. Driving while intoxicated is perhaps the more common offense around Boerne.

That said, the state of Texas and the Bexar County court system will not be lenient on any DWI violators.  That's the reason Michael & Associates exists, to help.

DWI Can Mean Jail Time and Costly Fines

Many of our clients assume that since DWI is so common here in Boerne the penalties aren't severe  

Guess again.

Here are the sentencing guidelines:

First Offense: 

  • A fine of up to $2000 
  • As much as six months in jail
  • Losing your DL for as much as a year

Second Offense:

  • A fine of up to $2000 
  • Between 1 and 12 months in jail
  • Losing your DL for as much as two years

Third Offense:

  • A fine of up to $10000 
  • From two to ten years in prison
  • Losing your DL for as much as two years
  • Permanent felony

Sentence enhancements come into play for having minor passengers as well. 

One Mistake Shouldnt Cost You

Some of the associated costs of DWI are high as well. A DWI conviction means a period of time without a license, sky-high insurance rates, and difficulty on the job hunt. 

The dire consequences of DWI mean you must have an experienced legal team by your side.

The best chance you have is to hire an experienced and loyal attorney who will fight for you. Put us in your corner, and we promise the best possible defense you can get.

Michael & Associates Fights For You

With over 10 years of experience, we are the right choice if you face a DWI conviction. 

Hundreds of clients in Boerne have trusted us, and the majority of those clients had their charges reduced or dropped entirely.

Our high-touch, white-glove DWI defense is crafted to give the best defense to each client.  We treat each case as unique and fight as hard as possible to get you the result that you wanted.

We don't see you as another in a long string of cases. Each client has access to our managing partner, Ben Michael. He will work hard to give you the best defense available and help you understand the entire process.

We love helping people at Michael & Associates.  It's why we do this. Let us help you craft the perfect DWI defense, and get the best possible outcome.

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Why we're the Right Boerne DWI Lawyer for You

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Recent DWI Cases in Boerne

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated

Location: Boerne, TX

Allegations: Our client was arrested after being pulled over for a faulty turn signal.  The client failed a sobriety test and was arrested.

 

Result: Dismissed after a motion to suppress the illegal evidence-gathering process.

Charges Reduced

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd Offense

Location: Boerne, TX

Allegations: Client refused a breathalyzer.  Client also failed their sobriety test so they were arrested.  This was the client's second DWI arrest.

Result: A reckless driving plea bargain was agreed to by the prosecutor.

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving Under the Influence

Location: Boerne, TX

Allegations: Our client was arrested after being seen in a parking lot. Officers performed both a breathalyzer and a field sobriety exam with the client's consent.

 

Result: Case Dismissed

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

We care about our clients, so we offer them white treatment, and promise the best possible defense.

Most firms will over-promise and under-deliver. We only take a few cases each week, so we can focus on the needs of each individual client we serve. 

We give our clients Ben Michael's personal cell phone number, and you can call him morning or night.

Ben knows this is a stressful event. He will take the time to make sure your defense is the best possible defense, and that you understand the process from start to finish. The goal is to win, and the peace of mind that comes with having an experienced team at your side is immeasurable.

Michael & Associates takes on a wide range of cases, including most misdemeanor and felony criminal cases:

  • DUI / DWI
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Assault & Battery
  • Family Violence
  • Domestic Abuse

We don't take on cases in:

  • Traffic Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Civil Law

We are able to accept clients anywhere in Texas.  We are accepting new clients right now in the counties between Austin & San Antonio.

Driving While Intoxicated in Boerne

In Boerne, Bexar County, and throughout Texas, any driver caught with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher can be arrested for driving while intoxicated.  The number measures what percentage of your bloodstream contains alcohol in it.

Having a BAC at or above 0.08% will depend on a few things, including how strong your drinks were, the time passed since you had them, as well as your height, weight, and sex.

In Boerne, the punishments will increase depending on whether you had prior convictions.

1st Offense

  • As much as a $2,000 fine
  • As many as 6 months in jail, with a minimum of three days served
  • One year suspension of your license

2nd Offense

  • As much as a $4,000 fine
  • A month to a year incarcerated
  • Up to a two year suspension of your license

3rd Offense

  • A $10,000 fine
  • 2 to 10 years in prison
  • Up to a two year suspension of your license

The sentencing guidelines for DWI with child endangerment are even more strict:

  • Increased fines up to $10,000
  • As much as two years in jail
  • Six months of driver's license suspension added to the sentence

The most important thing to remember is never to run from an officer. It sounds obvious, but some people panic, and it's a huge mistake. The penalties for running from an officer are incredibly severe. 

After you stop the officer will ask you for your license and registration. Be sure to tell them where the documents are before reaching for them, and then retrieve them slowly. 

You will, of course, be asked if you know what led to the stop.  Always say "No Sir" or "No Ma'am".  The officer wants to establish probable cause for the stop, and it's vital that you say no so you preserve this avenue of defense for your legal team.

It's well within your constitutional rights to decline any test the officers want you to perform. If it is at all possible that you will fail those tests, declining is in your best interests.  Respectfully tell the officer that you want to speak with an attorney before undergoing any tests. Remember that you are probably on a bodycam, so be polite, and never act with aggression toward an officer. 

If officers think they see or hear slurred speech, alcohol smell, or bloodshot eyes, they might arrest you for suspicion of DWI.  They will ask you to take further tests. If you refuse you will lose your license for up to a year, but that is going to happen anyway if you are convicted.

They might call a judge to get a warrant to draw blood, but that takes some extra time.

Never incriminate yourself during questioning, and ask to speak with your lawyer at the earliest opportunity.

Yes, you should always fight to give yourself the best chance against DWI charges. Never plead guilty, and look to put the best defense forward you possibly can.

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