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DWI Penalties

A DWI is a class B misdemeanor, but with enhancements it can rise to class A and into various felony charges.

First DWI Offense

  • Up to a $2,000 fine
  • Jail time between 3 days and 180 days
  • License suspension for up to 2 years
  • Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for 3 years
  • DWI Education Program (12 hour course)
  • Possible ignition interlock device

First DWI Offense with a Breath or Blood Specimen of 0.15 or Above

  • Up to a $4000 fine
  • Jail time of up to 1 year
  • License suspension for up to 2 years
  • Annual Surcharge up to $2000 for 3 years
  • DWI Education Program (12 hour course)

Second DWI Offense

  • Up to a $4,000 fine.
  • Jail time between 1 month and 1 year.
  • License suspension up to 2 years.
  • Annual surcharge of up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license.
  • Repeat DWI Offender Program (32 hour course)
  • Ignition Interlock device

Third DWI Offense

  • Up to a $10,000 fine
  • Prison time between 2 years and 10 years
  • License suspension up to 2 years
  • Annual surcharge of up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license
  • DWI intervention or education program
  • Ignition interlock device

DWI with a Child Passenger If you’re driving while intoxicated with a child younger than 15 years old in your vehicle, you face:

  • Up to a $10,000 fine.
  • State Jail time up to 2 years.
  • License suspension for 180
  • Annual surcharge up to $2000
  • Ignition Interlock
  • DWI Education Program

Extreme DWI Crimes

All DWI offenses are serious, but some are extremely grave, such as intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter.

Intoxication Assault/DWI with Serious Bodily Injury You can be charged with intoxication assault if, while drunk driving, you cause serious bodily injury to another person. For these purposes, Texas considers serious bodily injury to be an injury that causes:

  • A significant risk of death.
  • Serious and permanent disfigurement or loss.
  • Damage that impairs function of a body part or organ.

If you’re convicted, you’ll have a 3rd degree felony.

Intoxication Manslaughter

As the name suggests, intoxication manslaughter involves the death of another human being while you’re operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Intoxication Manslaughter is a 2nd degree felony.

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