Texas DWI – 1st Offense, 2nd Offense – Penalties

If you have been arrested on a DWI charge in Texas, you are likely wondering what penalties you may be facing.

The potential punishments for a criminal offense typically depend on whether you have been previously convicted of the crime.

Below we will take a look at the penalties for a first and second offense DWI.

1st Offense

Section 49.04(b) of the Texas Penal Code makes a first offense DWI a Class B misdemeanor.

A first time offender faces a fine up to $2,000 and 72 hours-180 days in jail. Read more

Penalties – 4th Offense DWI Texas

In Texas, the penalties an offender faces are determined in part by whether the person has been convicted of the crime in the past.

Below we will take a look at the potential punishments and penalties an offender may face for his or her fourth DWI offense. Contact an attorney here.

Fines & Punishment

With certain exceptions, a first or second DWI offense is typically a misdemeanor. Usually a first time offense is a Class B misdemeanor and a second time offense is a Class A misdemeanor. Read more

When Is a DWI a Felony in Texas?

Typically, a person is charged with a misdemeanor crime for a first or second DWI offense in Texas. Let’s take a look at when you may face a felony DWI charge in Texas.

Felony DWI – Texas

There are a number of situations in which being charged with a DWI in Texas may end in a felony conviction.

As we previously talked about, usually a first or second offense DWI results in a misdemeanor charge. Read more