Get a Free Consultation 956.265.3550
Get the Representation You Need Get the Results You Deserve

DWI Defense Attorney in McAllen

Trust Our Team to Fight for Your Future

Arrested for DUI or DWI in Texas? When it comes to a DWI charge, time is not on your side. Immediately following an arrest, it is important that you contact The Law Office of Carlos A. García, PLLC to learn how you should proceed. This type of conviction can drastically impact your life, both financially and professionally. In most cases, a DWI arrest leads to automatic driver's license suspension. This can greatly limit your ability to find work, get to school, and live your ordinary, everyday life.

Contact us today at (956) 265-3550 for a free consultation with our McAllen DWI defense attorney.

Penalties for DWI in Texas

In the state of Texas, you are most likely to be charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) than with DUI (driving under the influence). Whether you are charged with DWI or DUI mainly depends on your age, as well as your blood alcohol concentration at the time of arrest. Drivers who are 21 years of age or older and who register a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more are often charged with DWI. Drivers who are under 21 years of age can be charged with DUI for any detectable amount of alcohol in their system. Whether you have been charged with DUI or DWI, our McAllen DWI defense attorney can help you.

Individuals charged with DWI in Texas can face the following penalties:

  • Fines, including court fees
  • License suspension or revocation
  • Jail time
  • Community service
  • Rehabilitative program

Commercial Driver DWI Defense

Commercial drivers in Texas are prohibited from driving a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.04% or more. Commercial drivers face harsh penalties, such as disqualification of their CDL for a minimum of one year. If the driver was operating a vehicle placarded for hazardous materials, the disqualification can last three years. Due to these harsh penalties, it is highly recommended that you contact our McAllen DWI attorney if you have been charged with a commercial DWI.

Get a Board-Certified Lawyer on Your Side

Carlos A. García is Board-Certified in criminal law, making him an expert in criminal defense. At The Law Office of Carlos A. García, PLLC, we are prepared to fight for your fundamental rights with our years of experience and track record of success.

Call us today at (956) 265-3550 or fill out a contact form to find out how we can help you. We offer free initial consultations.

Client Focused. Results Driven.

Mr. García’s expertise in criminal law sets us apart from other law firms in the area. Board-Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. García has extensive skill and is incredibly passionate about each and every case. At The Law Office of Carlos A. García, PLLC, you are not just another case matter. Here, you matter.

Contact us at (956) 265-3550 to schedule a free consultation.

  • A Jury Found Man Defended by Carlos A. García Not Guilty of 14 Felony Counts
  • Carlos A. García Helps Clear Pharr Man Accused of Conspiracy Charges After Trial
  • Carlos A. García Represents Valedictorian Who Successfully Sued Her School District for Grade Manipulation
  • Carlos A. García Successfully Defends Border Patrol Agent and Veteran Against Capital Murder Charges
  • Carlos A. García Successfully Defends Client Accused of Indecency with a Child by Contact - Jury Found Client Not Guilty
  • Client of Carlos A. García Acquitted of All Charges in Reckless Shooting Incident
  • Client Represented by Carlos A. García Found Not Guilty of Kidnapping Charges
  • Jurors Clear Man Accused of Capital Murder Charges after Successful Defense by Carlos A. García
  • Jury Acquits Client of Carlos A. García Who Was Accused of Killing Teacher During Violent McAllen Chase
  • Jury Acquitted Carlos A. García's Client of Murder After Successful Defense

What Makes Us Different?

In a Word - Results
  • Proven Track Record

    The Law Office of Carlos A. García, PLLC has an extensive portfolio of successful case results.

  • Available 24/7

    Your rights need round-the-clock protection and we are committed to providing exactly that.

  • Free Consultations

    We are committed to defending the voiceless, including those who cannot afford a consultation fee.

  • Quality Representation

    The Law Office of Carlos A. García, PLLC is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


Hear from Past Clients
  • “He has proved to be trustworthy, knowledgeable and willing to fight for you.”

    Former Client

  • “He knows how to assess the situation so that it benefits the clients and their families.”

    Former Client

  • “Both me and my family feel at peace with him on our side.”


  • “Mr. Garcia takes pride in his job and it shows!”


  • “Our family and I were very pleased with the result and the excellent communication he had with us.”

    Former Client

  • “Carlos is the finest criminal defense trial lawyer in South Texas.”


  • “He helped a family member in a serious case.”


  • “Carlos explained everything in terms we could understand.”


  • “Very approachable, honest, and caring person.”


  • “He follows up with us, I highly recommend Carlos!”


  • “He has helped my son turn his life around and be a better and productive man to society!”

    Former Client

  • “His demeanor and approach were excellent and extremely cooperative.”



  • State Bar of Texas
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • United States District Court Southern District of Texas
  • 10 Best by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization