Multiple or Felony DWI/DUI

At Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we understand that mistakes happen, sometimes more than once. If you have been arrested for a second or third DWI/DUI in San Antonio, you likely face serious consequences that could land you in jail and compromise your job. If you are arrested for DWI with a child in the car, you face consequences that could affect your family. To combat these charges, you can rely on our attorneys with their skill and resources to help build a strong defense.

Defending Against Texas' Harsh Multiple DWI/DUI Offender Laws

Even if you already have a DWI arrest on your record, we can still find ways to minimize the consequences that you may face. From challenging the results of a Breathalyzer to the procedures the authorities used to make their arrest, we will use all available resources to gather facts and work toward a dismissal or a reduction in the severity of the charges.

Although the circumstances of each case differ, some common consequences for a second or third DUI/DWI in Texas include:

Second DUI/DWI

  • 30 days to a year in jail
  • Up to $4,000 in fines
  • Suspension of your driver's license for up to two years
  • Various surcharges contingent on your BAC at the time of arrest


    • Fines of up to $10,000
    • Classification as a third-degree felony
    • Two to 10 years in prison
    • Suspension of your driver's license for up to two years
    • Annual surcharges that vary depending on your BAC at the time of arrest

The good news is we have successfully tried felony DWI cases to juries, won reduction of felony DWI charges to misdemeanors, and regularly avoided prison time for our clients facing felony drunk driving charges. We would be honored to help you.

DWI with Child Passenger

In Texas, driving while intoxicated with a passenger under the age of 15 is a felony, even for a first offense. If you have a couple of beers at a Spurs game with your kids and drive afterwards, you may be committing a felony, even if you feel fine. Worse, being arrested for DWI with Child often results in CPS involvement in your family. When this happens, you need an experienced DWI lawyer and an experienced CPS lawyer.

Fortunately, our lawyers have the experience you need to handle both a criminal felony DWI case and a civil CPS case. In fact, we’ve successfully helped clients who were arrested for drunk driving with children in their car, investigated by Child Protective Services, and sued for Divorce or Child Custody at the same time.

A DWI arrest is tough enough, your family doesn’t deserve extra turmoil. We’ll use our experience and reputation as both criminal and family lawyers to protect you and your family.

Contact Us After Being Arrested For Felony DWI

Whether you face your first, second or third arrest for DUI/DWI, you deserve representation from lawyers who know how to give you the best opportunity at reaching a favorable outcome. To secure our services or to schedule a consultation at our San Antonio law office, contact us by calling 210-222-9132.