Felony DWI Offenses

Although all states impose a blood alcohol content limit of .08 on most drivers, not all states impose the same charges on drivers who exceed this limit. In Texas, although most DWIs are just charged as misdemeanors, there are some cases in which you can receive a felony for driving while intoxicated.

When you drive while inebriated, you risk being pulled over for a DWI. However, whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony DWI, you deserve an attorney who is willing to fight for you. For a knowledgeable Dallas DWI/DUI attorney, call the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.

Grounds for Felony DWI Charges

Even though you can be ticketed any time you drive with a blood alcohol content at or over .08, you are only at risk for suffering a felony charge in certain cases. For example, if you have two or more prior convictions of driving while inebriated on your record, you will likely be charged with a felony for a repeat violation.

Additionally, driving under the influence with a minor under the age of 15 in your vehicle is always a felony offense. It does not matter if you have prior convictions or not; you can face severe penalties if you are convicted of DWI involving a minor.

Texas Penalties for Third Degree Felony

If you are charged with a third degree felony DWI, you can suffer the following punishments as per Texas law:

  • 2-10 years in a state penitentiary
  • A fine of up to $10,000
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Probation
  • Community service

These penalties can have far-reaching consequences for your career, personal life, and future. If you or a loved one is facing such consequences, you need the assistance of a qualified Dallas felony DWI defense lawyer.

Contact Us

To reduce your chances of suffering the serious penalties that come with felony DWI/DUI, you should consult a lawyer about your case. For more information, contact an experienced Dallas DWI attorney from the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.


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