DWI Penalties for Adults
If you are an adult who is arrested for DWI in Texas, you face jail time, fines, and license suspension. Any adult who is pulled over and charged with a DWI for the first time faces penalties less severe than those who are charged for the second or third time. The penalties are determined using numerous factors.
-Number of times you’ve been arrested in the past
-Number of times you’ve been charged with a DWI in the past
-The percentage of alcohol in your body
-Whether there was an accident
-Whether there were injuries
-Whether there were kids in the car with you
All DWI convictions include mandatory DWI intervention programs as well as educational programs. Many people who are accused for the first time have a much stronger chance of negotiating a lesser penalty if they take mandatory educational programs as well as commit to so many hours of community service. A skilled and experienced attorney can help you deal with this when it’s time to plead.