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H. Dave Sanchez Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney

5.0   39 reviews

also known as Dave Sanchez


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About H.

Learn H.’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    All areas of criminal defense to include: Motions to revoke probation, drug crimes, assault or any other allegations of criminal conduct.

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Felony and misdemeanor alcohol related charges.

    18 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workplace accidents, Wrongful Death, Dog Bite cases or other cases related to the negligent actions of others.

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%

  5. Probate
    10%

Every time I agree to represent someone, I take that case with the firm understanding that they are entrusting me with matters that can be life changing to them and I am greatly appreciative of the confidence they have in me.   I strive to give each client's case the personal attention it deserves and understand that it takes hard work and dedication to achieve the best results. 

 

 

I offer my clients someone with unique knowledge and experience necessary to successfully handle their case.   As a former Police Officer and Assistant Criminal District Attorney, I have gained valuable knowledge and insight that I utilize to my clients advantage. I have the experience in the courtroom as well as real life experiences that benefit my clients. 

 

I have represented clients in criminal matters ranging from simple traffic tickets to serious state felonies and federal crimes.  I have also successfully represented clients in civil matters such as divorce, child custody and personal injury cases such as car accidents and other forms of cases involving the negligence of others. 

 

I take pride in my work and believe that knowledge is only part of the equation.  I truly believe in the saying that hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard.  I will continue to work hard utilizing my education, training, courtroom and life experiences to sucessfully defend your case or obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.   

Licensed for 18 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by Luis | April 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Dave Sanchez beat a case for me on in assault charge , he handled all the dirty work while I was working overtime so I give him 2 thumbs up for all his hard work and I highly recommend him , I have family and friends who hired him for their cases which he also beat , best lawyer I came across so far
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Charged with interfering with an emergency phone call
Dave Sanchez worked hard to get my case dismissed from March 2020. I'm happy that I hired him.
Posted by Steve | December 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable, compassionate and dedicated
Dave Sanchez has provided outstanding representation for a very challenging situation in our family. He does not give up easily if he encounters a challenging case and is a very strong advocate for his clients. I greatly appreciate his services and strongly recommend him to others. I couldnt have asked for better services during this difficult time.
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Posted by Gabriel | August 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Did an excellent job..he was honest , straight forward and was very capable . I didn't expect him to be so fast..within a few days my case was dismissed.. i recommend him with the highest recommendation.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Compassionate, Knowledgeable
If I could give Mr. Dave Sanchez ten stars I would! Not just because of his expertise, experience as a prosecutor and a defense attorney, due diligence, and knowledge from being in law enforcement, which all INDEED contributed to my case being dismissed; it was his compassion and care through this experience which was more than I could ask for. He was always straight forward in what could happen, yet hopeful. He answered all my questions no matter what time of day or night. Mr. Sanchez told me exactly what I needed to do to help him with my defense and kept me calm when I was nervous in court. As a professional who stood to lose everything I worked hard for, he took the time to know my work and me as a person. At the courthouse at my first appearance, I ran into an old friend from high school who is a defense attorney which asked, “Who is your lawyer?” I told him Mr. Dave Sanchez. He said… “Good! Best in the business. I have known him a long time. You are in good hands.” I am lucky to have discovered Mr. Sanchez. I hope you too should be so lucky! He will do everything he can to help you have the best possible outcome. – Mr. Sanchez- thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2019
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Review of Mr Sanchez
Mr. Sanchez was very professional and diligent. He worked very hard to take care of my case and even personally made himself involved in my case along with my well-being. I had heard so many bad stories about attorneys that did not care about what really happened with their client’s case and did what was best by the attorney. Mr. Sanchez was different he honestly cared about my situation. He didn’t just go above and beyond, he did more than that. Even when my case took a huge turn, he stood by me and checked up with me often. He honestly cared and made the best decisions for me. Not only that but when it came down to my expungement, he stayed late and got everything done when it looked like it was not going to be possible. I was able to get my expungement have the opportunity to now start my life over. He worked very hard and I felt like he really had my best interest in mind. I can’t explain how much I appreciate Mr. Sanchez but to just say I would recommend him to anyone who’s willing to do the best for themselves because he’ll do the best for you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2019
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DWI/ALR Hearing
I was referred to Dave and contacted him as soon as I could. He was quick to handle my case and thoroughly explained what would or could happen. I am so happy with the outcome and would definitely recommend him. I wish I coulda hired him for my divorce!
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
I would just like to say THANK YOU to Mr. Sanchez for helping me win my case. Life is hard! I am a single father and I make my living driving an 18-wheeler. I made a dumb decision to drink and drive which resulted in me picking up a DWI charge. I thought my life was over! I could've lost my CDL, my dignity and my world all because of one stupid mistake I made. I am very grateful for Mr. Sanchez. He helped to get my case DISMISSED! I highly recommend him of you are in need of an attorney
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Posted by Savannah | May 6, 2019
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So Grateful
Over the years of battling a DWI charge, Dave has been there every step of the way. I would not have been able to get through this without him! I feel so very fortunate to have found such a trustworthy, hard-working lawyer who gave advice in my best interest. He would immediately respond with any questions or anxieties I had, and kept me up-to-date with any and all changes in my case. As a result of his representation, there will not be a DWI on my record (which I am SO thankful for). I am free of this burden thanks to an amazing lawyer! I will recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in an unfortunate situation. Thank you for everything!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally Impressive
Dave Sanchez represented me on a felony and misdemeanor case that ultimately got dismissed. There is no way I could've handled this process without his guidance and expertise. Being that this was the first (and last) time finding myself in a situation where I need an attorney I am beyond fortunate for finding Dave Sanchez. Not only is he very knowledgeable, he guided me very step of the way and actually took the time out to explain and answer all my questions. There is no way I could've gotten better treatment, respect or representation anywhere else! His integrity and professionalism definitely spoke for him and gave me comfort in knowing I made a good decision retaining him.
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Posted by Conrad | December 5, 2018
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Outstanding service
Dave’s handling of my case was phenomenal. He kept me informed throughout the entire process and more importantly, he was able to get my case dismissed. I recommend Dave to anyone that is seeking legal advice or is in need of an attorney. He made this experience as painless as possible and could not be more please with the outcome.
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Posted by Nicolas | October 23, 2018
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Respectful, honest, and fair
I hired Dave Sanchez to represent me in a legal issue that dated back to 2015. From the time I first met with him, he explained to me the process and made me feel very comfortable about everything. I felt extremely confident moving through the legal process with him. He was knowledgeable and contacted me whenever he needed to share new info about my case. He also let me know what was expected of me during the process. My case finally went to trial earlier this month and Dave Sanchez and his legal partner proved their skill and knowledge in the courtroom, resulting in my acquittal. Hiring him to represent me was the absolute best thing I could have done in my situation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2018
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DWI Case Dismissed!
20 year old daughter was arrested for suspicion of DWI. This case was handled very professionally by Dave Sanchez and ultimately dismissed. Communication with his practice was easy and thorough. I highly recommend working with Dave as he is a calming influence at a very stressful time.
Posted by John | July 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Dave
I met Dave by luck. There was a old man checking out my old 4x4 chevy 1983 at a hardware store, I explained my DWI situation and he led me to Dave explaining all his credentials being a cop and also working for him at his firm and now on his own as a lawyer. I wrote down his number and called him and he asked for an interview, this while DWI situation was horrible and I didn't know how to deal with it. Dave Sanchez was the best answer and I'm glad I found him, being in his office and telling him my story was a much needed, he really gave me positive light on the situation I was in. He made sure to help me get my temp driving license back so I could keep working and eventually got my case dismissed..... Im lucky. Who ever reads this review just hang in there it will work out, Dave is definitely a professional and I strongly recommend him to anyone who is in a troubled situation. Thanks Dave!
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Posted by Julie | July 11, 2018
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DWI Dismissed Case
Dave was referred to me by a family friend and I was pleased by my decision to have him represent me in a Travis County DWI case. Before I even met Dave, he insisted that I meet with him in person to discuss what he could do for me since he believed in having a relationship with his clients since we would be in this together for quite awhile. With no hesistation, he met with me on a weekend night just to accommodate my work schedule and commute to San Antonio. I was hesitant at first on having him represent me on a Travis County case since his office is located in Bexar County. However, It turned out that I never had to step foot in a court room and had my case dismissed even though it has been known for Travis County to convict DWIs with a BAC less than 0.08. Importantly, Dave was always there to answer my questions and concerns when I was going through the process of changing employers. With a prior DWI, I had expected much more misery. Nobody enjoys having to hire a lawyer for anything and things could always come out better, but Dave made it so much easier for me and I couldn’t thank him enough.
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Posted by Sylvia | July 6, 2018
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Professional, Responsive, Trust Worthy and Reliable
These are just a few words that describe H.Dave Sanchez JR. Attorney Dave Sanchez took time to speak to me on my case and explained every step that was being taken, I never felt rushed. He handled my case with professionalism and was quick to respond when needed. It was clear from the initial consultation the Mr. Sanchez was extremely aware of the law and was very thorough when explaining my options. Hiring him to represent me was the best decision I made. I highly recommend his services. Thank you for going above and beyond! You truly made a nightmare manageable.
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Posted by Margie | May 31, 2018
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Very Impressed
Thank you Dave Sanchez for having my son's case get dismissed. We were battling a very tough county and a very tough judge. I was very impressed how you were immediately hands on, you took the time to speak with his probation officer and prosecutor, you did your investigation in such a short notice. You don't find attorneys like you these days, who actually do care about their client and case. You were very professional, knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable. I will recommend you and consider you as the top attorney in San Antonio Texas. Again many blessings to you and I will always be grateful to you.
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Posted by Linda | May 25, 2018
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Thank you Dave,
Thank you Dave for all the support in helping my son in a difficult time in his life. Without your help we couldn't have gotten through this rough time. I never felt like we were just a number. You we'er always responsive for his case and not only that you always got back to any questions I had on time. You had so much compassion for my son and believed in him, and for that I am forever greatful in your help. Thank you and God bless. Sincerely Linda leal
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Posted by Lawrence | May 22, 2018
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The Best
I have had the good fortune to hire David Sanchez on two separate occasions. After my first initial consultation, I decided to hire Mr. Sanchez. He was clear and concise as to what I could expect from opposing counsel and just as clear and concise as to what he was willing and prepared to do to produce The best possible result for my case. I was given confident and competent advice I felt I could trust. David treated me as if I was more than just a client. The end result of my case was much better than I expected. A few years later, when once again I needed an attorney, I did not hesitate to contact David Sanchez. Once again, he delivered a level of representation that resulted in a life-changing result in my favor. I have recommended friends and family to David Sanchez, for the caring and compassionate representation they deserve. Mr. Sanchez delivers a level of experience and competent representation that is his signature calling card.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2018
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Highly recommended DUI attorney
Mr Sanchez is an attorney that really cares. He was able to get my sons DUI case dismissed. Definitely a victory! He refused to give up or backdown with any other verdict. I highly recommend Mr Sanchez to anyone going through this unfortunate event.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • THE H. D. SANCHEZ LAW FIRM, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Criminal District Attorney
  • Comal County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2007

Education

  • University of Oklahoma
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Texas System, San Antonio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • State vs. M.R.
  • Dismissed
  • State vs. D.S.
  • Dismissed
  • State vs. J.S.M.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • member
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 BEST ATTORNEYS (CLIENT SATISFACTION)
  • AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF DUI/DWI ATTORNEYS
  • 2017
  • Top DUI DWI Defense Lawyers
  • San Antonio Scene Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Completion of the 35th Annual texas Criminal Trial College
  • Texas Criminal Trial College
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Completion as Operator of Intoxilizer 5000 series
  • C.E.S Consulting Inc.
  • 2010
  • Admission to practice in Federal District Court
  • Western District of Texas
  • 2010
  • Completion of mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI Cases course
  • TCDLA and Nation College for DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • Recognition defending citizens accused of DWI
  • National College of DUI Defense Inc.
  • 2009
  • Advanced Training in Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
  • Scott Stevenson, PH.D. Associate Professor of Optometry University of Houston
  • 2009
  • Cali Excellence Award Legal Research and Writing
  • Oklahoma City University
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Women Of Integrity Member Meeting
  • DWI Do's and Dont's-No Refusal Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse H.
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sanchez is a wonderful attorney who works hard for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to Dave for divorce matters and he has always provided excellent legal advice and superior customer service. I highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former police officer and prosecutor, Dave is uniquely equipped to handle any type of DWI case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer all my criminal cases to Dave. He is a former police officer and prosecutor. Dave is an outstanding criminal defense attorney and he takes his time to explain the criminal process to his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave is a great criminal defense and DWI/DUI defense attorney. He works with the DWI Dude, and they are committed to always staying on the cutting edge of DWI Defense. He is a fantastic attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Dave works at my firm and is one of the most impressive attorneys i have had the pleasure of working with. Dave is a Navy veteran, a former Dallas police officer and former Texas prosecutor. Dave has outstanding character and his reputation for honesty is second to none. I have watched Dave skillfully disect a testifying officer who was hiding the ball and fudging his testimony. Dave has tremendous insight into the criminal justice system because of his prior experiences. Dave is certified in the sobriety agility tests and recently attended the Mastering Scientific Evidence seminar. Dave knows his way around a courtroom having tried a number of cases to juries. Dave has also conducted a large amount of Motion hearings and recently got a case dismissed for lack of probable cause. I would not hesitate to let Dave represent me in a court of law as well as my family should the need arise. Dave Sanchez is a DWI warrior and his attention to excellence is second to none. Dave is a DWI dude."
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Speeding and traffic ticket
Personal injury
DUI and DWI Lawyer H. Dave Sanchez Jr.
H. Dave Sanchez Jr.
DUI and DWI Attorney
Licensed for 18 years
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