Penalties for DWI in Dallas

Texas has one of the highest rates of DWI charges in the country. In order to do their utmost to mitigate these types of arrest, the state implements strict penalties for convictions that can have far-reaching effects on the lives of those accused. Additionally, aggravating factors, such as repeat offenses, can dramatically increase these consequences to the point where a driver is facing a serious felony offense. Fortunately, there are defense options available to those who have been arrested on a DWI charge.

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter our legal team focuses on the aggressive defense of our client’s rights and interests and may be able to help you avoid some of the penalties that accompany a DWI conviction. If you are facing charges, call our experienced Dallas DWI lawyers, who sympathize with your situation, today at (214) 845-7007.

Escalating Scale of Penalties

Even first time offenders will find themselves facing fairly strict penalties in Texas. With each subsequent arrest and conviction, the consequences tend to escalate dramatically. The penalties for DWIs in Texas are as follows:

1st Offense:

  • Up to $2,000 in fines
  • 72 hours to 180 days in jail
  • Driver’s license suspension of 90 days to 1 year

2nd Offense:

  • Up to $4,000 in fines
  • 30 days to 1 year in jail
  • License suspension of 180 days to 2 years

3rd Offense:

  • Felony charges
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • 2 to 10 years in federal prison
  • License suspension of 180 days to 2 years

Facing penalties such as these can be somewhat overwhelming, but with the support of an experienced defense attorney, you can rest assured that you have the support needed to potentially reduce your charges or have them dismissed

Contact Us

If you are facing DWI charges, it is essential that you seek skilled legal representation right away in order to protect your rights and interests. For a free consultation to learn more about how our experienced Dallas DWI lawyers can provide an aggressive defense for you, call the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.


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