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“I felt lost, with no clue how to even face this challenge. I retained the services of David Volk to handle my case, and it was one of the best choices I can recommend. I knew I was in good hands.”
“Best lawyer ever! Mr. McElroy won my case after I got busted drunk driving for the second time. He is the best lawyer I’ve ever seen. I thought I was going to have to go to jail but Mr. McElroy won my case.”
“David and his firm did an outstanding job. They kept me informed of the process, set expectations and really made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend his services.”
“I consider David to be my Trusted Legal Advisor. I’ve hired David a couple times. He’s smart, friendly, honest, and assertive. That spells integrity to me. I highly recommend David for all things legal.”
“I recommend Mr. McElroy to be your attorney. Very good lawyer. Mr. McElroy fought for me and prevailed in my case. I recommend Mr. McElroy to anyone who may have a legal issue. Thank you.”
How much will this cost me?
Each case is different. We understand that you likely haven’t planned for this or set aside an “attorney fund.” Our Fee Philosophy is fair and workable. We offer payment plans for those who need them. We also include many services within our representation fee, such as bail bonds (if you qualify) and licensing hearings (in DWI cases.) In general, DWI arrests can be a costly mistake. When you factor in court fees, fines, interlock devices, classes, and hearings, DWI arrests can be a costly mistake. We’ll help you understand the fees you’ll be faced with. Contact our office so we can evaluate your case immediately.
How public are my charges?
In Bexar County, the moment you are booked, the arrest details and the case details are available to the public via the county’s online portal within 24 hours. A court clerk won’t call your home or place of work to notify third parties about your arrest, but the records are easily accessible online for anyone seeking information.
Should I hire an attorney?
Hiring an attorney is always your choice. If you have been arrested for DWI, we recommend retaining an experienced attorney to analyze your case. We can help you understand important factors such as whether or not the arresting police officer may have violated your rights, the validity of the field sobriety test, and the scientific principles behind your blood draw and breath test.
What about my rights?
When you are pulled over for suspicion of DWI, you have a right to remain silent. You must present a true and correct form of identification and produce your real name. Besides that, you do not have to answer any questions that a police officer asks you during a DWI encounter. You do have the right to refuse all standardized field sobriety tests such as the one leg stand, walk and turn, and the horizontal gaze nystagmus eye test (HGN). You have a right to refuse blood and breath tests offered to you by law enforcement. There is no criminal penalty for refusing a blood or breath test. There is a potential driver’s license suspension for refusal to provide a “breath and/or blood specimen.”