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The Law Offices of George A. Scharmen

San Antonio DWI Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested for DWI or any other intoxicant-related case, I will help you the same way that I would help a family member or a close friend. I want to make sure that there is nothing else happening that could threaten your liberty or your finances, and I will do what I can to stop that from happening. Limiting your legal involvement includes helping you keep your driver’s license, and I will tell you immediately what you can do to keep it. I believe that in most misdemeanor DWI cases the worst is already over in terms of your incarceration. There may be other consequences, but after you come to me there are many things that I can do to limit them.

People have a range of emotions about this event in their lives: fear, embarrassment, guilt, but after a time and after a few conversations with me about the future events in their case, they begin to adjust to the situation. Most people begin to feel more comfortable with the process. The most important thing is to trust that your lawyer knows what he is doing. For that reason, I encourage people to ask questions about their case and what I will be doing for defense.


You Only Have 15 Days To Save Your License. Don’t Wait to Get My Help!

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 me today. I proudly offer my expert legal services at a competitive price.

My office is open 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday, however you can call after hours and my paralegal, Elsa, usually will answer or return your call promptly. 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. In this tourist destination and university town, the San Antonio area, I often assist parents and families in helping their loved ones who have been arrested for DWI. Likewise, this city has several military facilities. Like other large cities in Texas, San Antonio has a Veteran’s Treatment Court that I utilize to help resolve DWI cases outside of the courtroom.

Put My Extensive Experience To Work For You!

For more than 40 years, I have exclusively practiced criminal law and DWI defense. I have had the opportunity to help many people clear DWI arrests from their records and I have litigated DWI cases using up-to-date legal and scientific tools regarding DWI defense. My scientific training helps me to obtain rulings suppressing blood tests and exposing errors on the part of forensic analysts. My training comes from Axion Training Institute, Inc. at their training laboratory in Chicago. Later, I purchased a Perkin Elmer gas chromatograph with a turbomatrix, the equipment used by DPS for blood alcohol testing. Together with an experienced toxicologist, I founded Education Forensics, LLC, an educational forensic blood test training laboratory. I used the equipment to train lawyers about blood testing in criminal cases. I used 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.

I Go the Extra Mile

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.