Labor Day is a day of celebration. If you live in Texas, there is a very good chance you will drive to see friends or family this Labor Day. Of course, many people celebrate the holiday by having a drink or two and socializing, which, of course, is completely fine, provided you either have a place to stay or do not plan on driving home after. That being said, everybody knows that driving under the influence is wrong, however, many people still do. If you are charged with a DWI this Labor Day, there is a very good chance that you will face very serious consequences as a result. That is why you simply cannot afford to proceed without the assistance of an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney. Our firm has helped countless individuals fight these charges through the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Read on and speak with our firm to learn more about the penalties for DWIs in Texas. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Will I go to jail for a DWI in Texas?
If you get a DWI in Texas, you risk jail time, among other consequences. They are as follows:
- Up to 180 days in jail
- A one-year license suspension
- Up to $2,000 in fines, as well as an annual fee of up to $2,000 for 3 years
What happens if I get a second DWI in Texas?
If this is your second DWI, you are most likely looking at even harsher penalties, including the following:
- You will most likely face a $4,000 in fine in addition to an annual fee of $2,000 for 3 years
- You may face one year of incarceration
- You will most likely face a 1-year license suspension
What are the consequences of a third DWI in Texas?
If this is your third DWI, your future is in jeopardy, and you must not wait another minute to hire an experienced attorney. The likely consequences of a third DWI in Texas are as follows:
- A 10-year jail sentence
- A $10,000 fine, on top of an annual fee of up to $2,000 for 3 years
- A two-year license suspension
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call today.
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