What if I Receive a DWI Over Memorial Day Weekend in Texas?

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Memorial Day is an important holiday. On this day, we both celebrate and honor the lives of those brave soldiers who fought for our country. But, like most national holidays, there may be alcohol involved. It is not uncommon to celebrate the holiday with a few drinks at a bar or barbecue. But, driving home afterward can be a grave mistake. If you are facing charges for a DWI, reach out to a criminal defense attorney immediately. Read on to learn more about DWI charges in Texas and the consequences you may face.

What are the Consequences of first-offense DWIs in Texas?

When someone is charged with a DWI for the first time, he or she will likely face a wide array of severe penalties. Some of the consequences of a first-offense DWI in Texas are as follows:

  • A 1-year license suspension
  • An annual $2,000 surcharge for 3 years
  • Up to $2,000 in fines
  • Up to 180 days in jail

What are the Consequences of a Second DWI in Texas?

If you are charged with a second DWI, you will most likely be considered a repeat offender. As a result, your penalties will likely be more severe. Penalties for a second offense may include:

  • A 1-year license suspension
  • 1 year in jail
  • An annual $2,000 surcharge for 3 years
  • A $4,000 fine

What are the Consequences of a Third DWI in Texas?

For a third-offense DWI in Texas, you will most likely lose your license for two years. You may also face the following additional consequences:

  • Up to 10 years of incarceration
  • You may have to pay a hefty $10,000 fine
  • You will most likely have to pay an annual fee of up to $2,000 for 3 years

If you are facing charges for a DWI in Texas, you will need to retain the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our firm will advocate for you and explore all possible avenues of defense. Reach out today to speak with a skilled and dedicated attorney.


We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. 

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