The Requirements of Probation

The prospect of jail time after a first DWI offense is intimidating, but there are procedures that prevent the necessity of such drastic measures in most circumstances. While a judge potentially could order a maximum of 180 days imprisonment for a first offense, the majority of offenders will be granted community supervision, more commonly known as probation.

Substituting probation for jail time is not guaranteed, and it is essential that you have skilled legal representation that can clearly demonstrate that your case does not warrant imprisonment. If you are facing DWI charges, contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Dallas DWI attorneys.

What is Probation?

In lieu of imprisonment, a court will usually elect to impose a one to two year probationary period upon first time DWI offenders. This community supervision may require you to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Submit to a drug and alcohol evaluation
  • Additional treatment should it be determined that drug and alcohol abuse are a problem
  • Attendance at a DWI education class
  • Attendance at a Victim Impact Panel
  • Commit no further crimes
  • Provide advance notification of changes in employment or residence
  • Report monthly to the probation officer
  • Pay a monthly supervisory fee.
  • Perform a set number of community service hours

Staying on top of probation requirements is essential to successfully completing your sentence, and violations could result in more serious penalties.

Contact Us

If you are facing DWI charges, it is essential that you retain the services of a skilled attorney in order to adequately protect your rights and interests. Contact the Dallas DWI defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 to discuss your case with a committed and capable legal representative.


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