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Defending DWI & Intoxication Cases Exclusively

In San Antonio and Surrounding Areas

Defending DWI & Intoxication Cases Exclusively

In San Antonio and Surrounding Areas

Defending DWI & Intoxication Cases Exclusively

In San Antonio and Surrounding Areas

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San Antonio DWI Defense Attorney

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Statistically, if an individual is arrested in San Antonio or anywhere throughout the state of Texas, the chances are that six out of ten times, the offense is DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). The only other offense in the San Antonio area that is almost as frequently prosecuted as DWI, is family violence. The problem with DWI is that it carries with it a certain stigma of irresponsibility which makes it, as a misdemeanor offense, almost as serious as certain crimes of moral turpitude such as theft.

First, your drivers license was probably confiscated. It is not suspended, but if you do not act within 15 days of the arrest it will be. In my office the first thing we do is to request the administrative hearing and send you to DPS to get a duplicate license. The sooner you get to a lawyer after your arrest, the sooner you can begin building your defense. No case is hopeless. In fact, some cases are dismissed for no apparent reason other than the prosecutors can't get ready for trial. How often does that really happen? You might be surprised to hear that it is quite often. That is the same reason why people do not get their license suspended at the administrative hearing. There are other important things which happen during the course of a pending case which favor the accused. Conviction is not inevitable in every case, and a good lawyer will prepare for the worst, and accept the best that can happen to his client.

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Next,I prepare for and try jury trials, but I know that you do not necessarily want to go before a jury. However, preparing for jury trials is a good lawyers way to make good things happen for his client. A prosecutor is not going to make anything good happen for a defense lawyer whose first words are "what can you do for me on this case?" Currently, the District Attorney (DA) is currently not using blood test results in trials. That's right! If your blood was taken, no number will appear before a judge or jury during trial. This situation will not last, and eventually blood results will be used. For now, if you refuse a breath test - no number for alcohol. Don't Blow in to that machine!

My office is unique in that I also own a blood alcohol testing lab. I have a co-owner in the lab who is a PhD toxicologist. Dr. Pittman and I train lawyers about blood testing and the use of blood test results in trials. We have evaluated and continue to evaluate law enforcement labs in Texas. You might be surprised to find that these labs use state-of-the-art equipment but their results and methods are not state-of-the-art. They attempt to hide information from the defense so that their methods and ranges of error cannot be exposed. They refuse to disclose corrective actions which they have had to make during the ordinary course of laboratory work. However, no one is ever perfect - even state forensic labs! In any case involving intoxication with alcohol or drugs it is imperative to know the quality of the laboratory you are up against in the case. Make no mistake: state forensic labs work for the police.

If you or your loved one has been charged with DWI, it is imperative that you contact me as soon as possible in order to prevent loss of certain basic rights. I promise immediate, supportive and aggressive assistance so that your record may be cleared of DWI. I am the only lawyer in the San Antonio area who exclusively defends the rights of those facing DWI charges. Do not hesitate to get in touch with The Law Offices of George A. Scharmen today . I proudly offer my exceptional legal services at a competitive price.

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George Scharmen

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For more than 25 years, I have exclusively practiced DWI defense. I have had the opportunity to help many people clear DWI arrests from their records and have litigated DWI cases using an up-to-date electronic database from the Office of the Scientific Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety. This technology allows me to suppress breath tests and expose incompetence or fraud on the part of DPS breath test employees.

I am co-founder of Education Forensics, LLC, an educational blood testing laboratory. Dr. Thomas Pittman and I train lawyers about blood testing in criminal cases. I use this lab and Education Forensics to keep me skilled in the science of chromatography and to help me develop trial techniques in blood draw cases.

Preparation for jury trials is the best means of obtaining the desired result for my clients. I know that people do not necessarily want a jury trial, but in some cases it is unavoidable. I promise to attempt to resolve the case outside of the courtroom if possible, but I also promise to be ready for anything in the case including a jury trial.

I have had at least 100 of my appeals published in state and federal courts, and some are before the appellate courts at this time. Some of my successful appeals have helped other DWI lawyers in their trials. Opinions from my appeals are recognized and used by defense lawyers and prosecutors as well. With my extensive experience and track record of success, you can be confident in my ability to successfully resolve your complex legal matter.

Reasons to Choose My Office

  • checkmark I have a track record of success
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  • checkmark I exclusively defend indivuduals accused of DWI
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  • checkmark I build effective & personalized defense strategies

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My office is open and I encourage you to retain my representation as soon as possible. I am proud to represent individuals who have been arrested in San Antonio and its surrounding areas. As a tourist destination and a university town, I often assist parents and families in helping their loved ones who have been arrested for DWI throughout the San Antonio area. Likewise, this city has several military facilities. Like other large cities in Texas, San Antonio has a Veteran’s Treatment Court which I utilize to help resolve DWI cases outside of the courtroom.

If you need assistance, please contact my office in San Antonio today.
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