At the Firm of Ashley Morgan, we help those charged with DWI, We will do everything possible to not only protect you but we know the steps to reduce your fine, keep that important Texas drivers license, keep you off probation, save your job, prevent you from having a criminal record and keep you out of a San Antonio or Bexar County jail.

Legal Services

Driving While Intoxicated

The key to fighting your DWI is gathering all the facts. We start with an hour- long free consultation. I’ll examine your medical history, your car, the officer involved. I’ll obtain copies of the video and police report, and much more, I leave no stone unturned and I use EVERY tool available for the people I represent.

After being arrested for a DWI, timing is critical. In Texas, you must file within 15 days from the date of your arrest in order to request a hearing on your driver’s license in order to save yourself from a suspended driver’s license. Let me help you understand and meet the deadlines that will affect your life.

Your DWI case can vary significantly based on several factors;
• The number of offenses that are already in your record
• If you submitted to a breath test when you were arrested or incarcerated
• If you submitted to a blood alcohol test.
• The results of either breath or blood tests.

I will help you understand what all the different factors mean to your case, and what the best step are for you going forward.
Knowing your rights and understanding the system are keys to getting the best outcome for your case. Having an attorney on your side will make all the difference, giving you all the knowledge, experience, and power to get the outcome you deserve.
During your free consultation, I will tell you what you can expect at each stage of your case. What are the best options for fighting your case, and what other avenues are available to you under the law to protect yourself, your career, and your loved ones after your arrest.

Driving Under The Influence

If you were arrested before you turned 21, there is a good chance that you were cited for driving under the influence (DUI). Drivers under the age of 21 can be cited for DUI for any amount of alcohol detected as it is illegal for them to drink anything.

The process of fighting and winning a DUI case is much like a DWI case, we start by gathering all the facts in your case. Our study of your case requires an extensive detailed analysis including;
• Everything from your medical history
• Obtaining copies of your video and police report,
• A comprehensive review of the Texas transportation Code
• Case law and a background investigation on the arresting officer.

I use every tool at my disposal and can sometimes get your case dismissed. I urge you never to enter a guilty plea without first speaking to a qualified Texas attorney. Remember, just because you were arrested, that does not necessarily mean you will be convicted of a crime in court. You deserve to know what your options are and what option is best for you before you ever walk into a courtroom.

The penalties for a DUI or DWI in Texas are severe. They can be a constant hindrance to your ability to continue driving, your ability to vote, own firearms, and can even hurt your ability to find employment. The actions you take now can affect you for years to come. One consultation can make a difference on the direction for the rest of your life.

Driving While Intoxicated With A Child Passenger

If you are arrested for DWI while there is a child in the car under the age of 15, your penalties increase considerably. The minimum fines for a first-time offender jump from $2000 to $10,000 and can also include a minimum of two years in jail and the possible loss of your driver’s license for 180 days.

Speaking with a qualified Texas attorney is the first step to fighting any DWI or DUI charge. When you meet with me, I begin your case with an hour long consultation. My services are unbelievably thorough and include;
• Your medical history
• An examination of your car
• I will ensure that the officer is qualified to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Test and Intoxilizer
• An analysis of all reports, videos, and test results.

In addition to increased fines, penalties, and suspensions, you can also be convicted of Child Endangerment, which can severely limit your ability to win child custody cases. Driving while intoxicated with a child passenger can be a complicated and emotionally filled case that should never be attempted without an experienced attorney.

I can help you understand your right, what to expect during each stage of your trial, and what the best course of action is for your particular case. Get the knowledge you need to win your case before you ever walk into a courtroom with a free comprehensive consultation. You can not afford to not have the best attorney on your side as you fight for your rights, the choices you make before your trial will affect you for years to come.

Boating While Intoxicated

Texas law prohibits operating any watercraft with a blood alcohol level higher than .08. Watercrafts include boats, Sea Doos, Jet Skis, motorized ski-boards, or any other motorized vehicle on water. Although the penalties for Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) are the same as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), there are some differences in the cases. Unlike a DWI, officers do not need probable cause to stop a watercraft. Officers are allowed to stop watercraft at any time to perform safety inspections and often do so to check that passengers have the proper floatation devices and operators have the correct documents and licenses. If the officer smells or detects alcohol during a safety inspection, he may request that you take a breathalyzer or field sobriety test at the dock.

Like a DWI case, you are much better off refusing a breathalyzer and field sobriety test. You are not required to take these tests, and they will only give the officer a reason to arrest you. If you did take a breathalyzer or field sobriety test, they do not prove your guilt. Do not assume that your best option is a guilty plea without first speaking to a qualified Texas attorney.

I am always thoroughly prepared for trial. As a former prosecutor, I have valuable insight as to how the other side thinks. I provide a free hour-long confidential consultation, where I can review your particular case, ensure you have a complete understanding of your rights, and advise you on the best course of action based on the facts.

Intoxication Assault

If you were in an automobile accident that resulted in serious bodily injury to another person and the officer believes you were drinking, there is a chance that you can be charged with intoxication assault. In addition to car accidents, you can also be charged with intoxication assault as a result of an accident while operating watercrafts, aircrafts or an amusement ride while intoxicated.

The Texas courts define serious bodily injury as any injury that creates a substantial risk of death, or that causes serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ. (Texas Penal Code Sec. 49.07)

Intoxication assault is a third-degree felony if proven in a court of law, unless the person that was injured was an on duty peace officer, firefighter or emergency medical services personnel. If the person injured falls into one of these categories, the charge is increased to a second-degree felony.

It is imperative that you have a strong defense with a qualified Texas attorney on your side. Just because you were charged with intoxication assault, that does not mean that it will stand up to trail in a Texas Court.

I start with what is usually an hour-long free, confidential consultation. At this time, I gather information on everything from your medical history, your police report and video, and a background investigation of the arresting officer. As a former prosecutor, I have valuable insight on how the other side works and I know how to strategize in your best interest.

Intoxication Manslaughter

Texas is the only state that has applied a specific category of homicide to a situation where the person was operating a vehicle while intoxicated and caused the death of someone else. This charge is known as intoxication manslaughter. Texas Penal code defines intoxication manslaughter as a result of a person is operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, watercraft or an amusement ride while intoxicated and caused the death of another by accident or mistake.

Intoxicated manslaughter is a second-degree felony under Texas law. If the person injured was an on-duty peace officer, firefighter or emergency medical services personnel the charge is increased to a first-degree felony.

If you have been charged with intoxication manslaughter, you need an aggressive attorney on your side. Felony charges will dramatically disrupt your life and can prevent you from giving you and your loved ones the lifestyle that they deserve.

I will use every tool available to begin building your case. As a former prosecutor, I know how to prepare. Your free consultation which takes about an hour is where I gather information about everything from your medical history to your police report and video. I will be thoroughly prepared to fight for you, your rights and your family.

You deserve to have a firm understanding of the law and your rights before you walk into the courtroom. Having an attorney such as myself on your side will give you the peace of mind that the law will serve justly and fairly. You cannot afford to face these charges on your own, and you don’t have to.

Motions To Revoke Probation

Probation revocation cases are often much more difficult to win than a criminal trial. When you are facing a probation revocation trial, you lose your right to a jury, and there is a much lower standard for burden of proof. For these reasons, it is imperative that you have a qualified Texas attorney on your side.

Texas probation revocation is often caused by one of the following reasons;

• Committing a new offense while on probation
• Failing a drug test
• Not completing community service
• Not completing court required drug or alcohol classes
• Failure to report to a probation officer

The probation revocation process starts when a probation officer recommends the case to the district attorney. If the district attorney decides to go ahead with the case, which they usually do, it will result in a warrant for arrest.

You have the right to a hearing within 21 days, and you deserve to have an attorney on your side. Never walk into a courtroom without having all the facts and someone who can guide you through the complicated process.

I always start with an hour-long free, confidential consultation. Together, we will review your case, and I will advise you on the best course of action. I will ensure you are aware of your rights and that no one can take advantage of you in the courtroom.

Regardless of how helpless you feel, chances are always much better with an experienced lawyer on your side. It is important that you don’t feel threatened or intimidated into facing these charges alone.

Occupational Drivers License

An occupational license also known as an essential need license is a special type of license that can be issued when a drivers license is suspended, revoked or denied for offenses other than medical or delinquent child support.

Occupation licenses are designed to give a person the ability to use their vehicle in connection with work, school or essential household duties. I can help you obtain an occupational drivers license even if you have DWI/DUI convictions, you have failed to pay driver’s license charges, or even if you have multiple traffic violations.

If your driver’s license was suspended or revoked, you might be able to get an occupational driver’s license. An investigation into your case requires extensive research including obtaining records, videos and even an investigation of the arresting officer. As a former prosecutor, I know how to fight for you.

I understand how hard life can be without the ability to take care of yourself and your loved ones. I am committed to doing everything in my power to ensure that your life and your families lifestyle are as normal as possible during these trying times.

Obtaining an occupational license can be confusing and frustrating. I can often give you an idea if you will qualify for a special license during a free, confidential consultation. Hiring an attorney gives you the ability to understand every aspect of the law, have the knowledge and experience behind you so you know that your rights are respected, and no one can take advantage of you.