Dallas Felony DWI/DUI Lawyer

Being convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) for the third (or subsequent) time is considered a felony under Texas law. This means the penalties for a third DWI offense are much more severe than the penalties for a first or second offense. These penalties can have life long consequences.

Felony DWI Penalties

The penalties for a felony DWI in Dallas can include:

  • A prison sentence of at least 2 years, 10 at the maximum
  • A fine up to $10,000
  • Drivers license suspended for 180 days to 2 years
  • Required community service (160 – 600 hours)
  • Monthly reporting to a probation officer
  • Installation of an “ignition interlock”: a device that can detect alcohol on your breath and will not let you start your car if you have been drinking
  • A mandate forbidding you from consuming any more alcohol

Consequences of a Third DUI in Dallas

A minor who is charged with their third count of Driving Under the Influence also faces more severe penalties than when he or she was charged for the first time. A third DUI conviction cannot be punished with probation or a suspended sentence. The penalties can include:

  • A 180 day driver ‘s license suspension
  • A fine up to $500 ($2,000 if the minor is 17 or older)
  • 180 days in jail if the minor is 17 or older
  • A denial of any application for an occupational license.
  • Up to 60 hours of community service

Contact a Dallas Felony DWI Attorney

If you have been charged with felony DWI or a third DUI offense, you will need a persuasive and knowledgeable Dallas felony DWI/DUI lawyer. Contact DWI defense attorney Mark Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.

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