Four years ago, Chad William Schreiber ran over a motorcyclist while on his way home. The motorcyclist did not survive the incident and Schreiber was charged with intoxication manslaughter. On January 25, Schreiber pleaded no contest to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Schreiber, who entered law school in 2009 and finished his studies after the crash, had an alcohol level of .13, which is over the legal limit. However, police at the crime scene were unsure whether his drunkenness was the cause of the crash. Prosecutors were unable to convince jurors that alcohol was the cause and obtain an intoxication manslaughter conviction. Therefore, Schreiber may walk away with probation. He is a first-time DWI offender and it is common for first-timers to receive only probation.
The victim also was intoxicated when the accident took place and, according to the defense, she was speeding. The prosecution did not agree, however, claiming that it could not be determined how fast she was going before the crash. Schreiber’s sentence will likely be determined in February. After he finished law school and passed the bar exam, he got a job and is now working at a civil law firm. However, the Texas Board of Law Examiners may determine that he is not fit to practice law although the reduced charge certainly improves his chances of being accepted.
Being charged with a DWI can have serious repercussions on your future. If you or a loved one has been charged with DWI, make sure your defense is in the hands of a highly capable criminal lawyer. Contact an experienced DWI defense attorney in San Antonio immediately.