Michael & Associates, Attorneys at Law

Aggressive DWI / DUI Lawyers Serving Manchaca, TX

Michael & Associates provides white glove, aggressive defense for drunk driving charges in Manchaca and surrounding areas.

A DWI in Manchaca is a Serious Offense
We can fight for you.

DWI Prosecutors in Manchaca Mean Business

You aren't the first person to get arrested for a DWI in Manchaca.  It's vital that you act quickly to defend yourself though.  

The state of Texas and the courts in Travis County can impose steep fines, penalties, and jail time for DWI convictions.  A first-time violator, if convicted, will get fined up to $2,000 and spend as many as 180 days in jail.  A second-time violator will get as much as a $4,000 fine and up to 12 months in jail.

More than that and it is a felony offense, with penalties ranging from two to ten years in prison, and fines as high as $10,000.

You will also lose your license, which is going to make earning a living difficult. Suspensions range from one to two years.

You can also face sentencing enhancements for drunk driving with underage kids, accidents causing harm to a person, or manslaughter.  Increased penalties result from all of those.

DWI Shouldn't Cost You Your Future

One arrest for DWI doesn't have to set your path forward in stone. You can make amends and move on, or get the charge dismissed.

There are many ways besides the obvious criminal penalties where DUI will have ramifications down the road.  Just for starters, your license can be suspended immediately without swift legal action to stop it.  Your insurance can also spike, and you might have a hard time passing background checks for housing and employment in the future. 

The reality is that the stakes are too steep to risk not having the best defense you can get. 

Michael & Associates Fights For You

At Michael and Associates, we support every client as if they were family facing the same charges. We will put the full weight of our team toward defending you and getting your life back to normal. 

We have 10 years of experience arguing these cases in Travis County, and our experience shows in the results we get.  We put together a custom defense tailored just for you.

In addition to the custom defense, we offer clients a high-touch, white-glove treatment to make this process as quick and painless as it can be.  We try to limit the pain the system is going to put on you and we will fight for a fair outcome for you.

Playing as a team, with one goal in mind: Your well-being.  White glove service.  When you have Michael and Associates by your side you know you have the best team in Texas.


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Why we're the Right Manchaca DWI Lawyer for You

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney AVVO

Recent DWI Cases near Manchaca

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Manchaca, TX

Allegations: The client was stopped after failing to obey a traffic signal.  After failing their breathalyzer, the officers arrested the client and brought her in.


Result: Case dismissed

Case Dismissed

Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI B)

Location: Manchaca, TX

Allegations: Officers stopped the client for failure to signal their lane changes and they failed a test.  Client was subsequently arrested.


Result: Case Dismissed for Following Improper Procedure

Case Dismissed

Charge: DWI, 2nd Offense

Location: Manchaca, TX

Allegations: Our client was stopped for alleged weaving in traffic.  Police searched the vehicle and the client was compelled to submit to a blood exam.

Result: Charges Reduced in Pre-trial

Frequently Asked Questions

About Michael & Associates

We offer two things at Michael and associates. White-glove treatment, and the best outcome you can achieve. 

There are scores of lawyers out there making promises they never intend to keep. When you look for a lawyer to give you the best defense, you aren't looking for someone who won't even take your calls because they have a crazy caseload.

With Michael & Associates, that's never an issue, because we take on a limited caseload from week to week. 

We offer you the direct cell number of our managing partner, Ben Michael. Other firms won't even return a call the same week, but you have a direct line to your lawyer when you need him most. 

Ben makes sure you are involved every step of the way. He will go over the defense plan with you so you know the plan and likely outcomes. He knows you are anxious and will do what it takes to put your mind at ease and get your life back to normal. 

Michael & Associates accepts felony and misdemeanor cases of all types. We accept any criminal case, including but not limited to:

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

Law we don't practice:

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

If you live in Texas, we can represent you.  Any county between Austin & San Antonio, we are there for you.

Driving While Intoxicated in Manchaca

In Manchaca, Travis County, and all of Texas, Your intoxication level is measured by the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream, called your BAC. Anything over .08% is over the legal limit.

That limit is a hard line you can't be at or over. Your age, height, weight, and sex will all be contributing factors. The biggest factor will be how long it has been since you stopped drinking. 

In Manchaca, your prior convictions will influence your sentencing.

1st Offense

  • As much as a $2,000 fine
  • From 3 days in jail, to as much as six months
  • Losing your license for as much as a year

2nd Offense

  • As much as a $4,000 fine
  • 1 month to 1 year in jail
  • As much as a two-year license suspension

3rd Offense

  • $10,000 fine
  • Two to ten years in prison
  • As much as a two year license suspension

Additional penalties for child endangerment are as follows:

  • Increased fines up to $10,000
  • As many as 2 years in jail
  • Additional 180 days DL suspension

You can't outrun the police, or your charges, so stop immediately and be respectful to the officer. 

Once they walk up to your window, greet them with a warm greeting and answer their request for paperwork with a polite yes. 

If you are asked if you know the reason for the stop, the officer is looking to establish probable cause. Be sure to say that you don't know why, but remain non-aggressive. You don't want to incriminate yourself. 

You have the right to refuse any test you are asked to participate in, but do so respectfully. Just tell the officer you would prefer to talk to a lawyer before participating in a test. 

If the police think they detect slurred speech, alcohol smell, or bloodshot eyes, you will be detained on suspicion of DWI.  They will ask you again to take a test. Refusal to take the test is a mandatory license suspension. You will have it suspended if you fail the test anyway. A lawyer can help you fight either situation.

They can get a warrant to force a blood draw, but it will take them some time.

Never incriminate yourself during questioning by police, and ask to see your lawyer at the earliest chance.

Never plead to being guilty of DWI. The stakes are so high that having a great defense is always in your best interests. Be sure to hire a competent lawyer to represent you.

Helpful Locations for Manchaca Residents

Manchaca Courthouse
(254) 298-5687
6800 Burleson Rd Building 310, Suite 175
Austin, TX 78744

Manchaca Police Department
(512) 974-8243
404 Ralph Ablanedo Dr
Austin, TX 78748

Alcohol Treatment Facility
(512) 562-0622
7211 Albert Rd
Austin, TX 78745

Department of Motor Vehicles
6425 S I-35 Frontage Rd #180
Austin, TX 78744

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