By Collin County Criminal Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Convictions for DWI’s are like stacking bricks higher and higher. To recap, a first DWI is a Class B misdemeanor in Texas. A second DWI is a Class A Misdemeanor. The punishment range is between 72 hours of jail and 365 days, an/or a fine between $0 and $4,000.
A 2nd DWI means that you’ve been convicted of the first — regardless of how long ago that may have been.
Like a 1st DWI, probation is often the result of a conviction for a 2nd DWI — but clearly there is more jeopardy involved in a 2nd offense. The maximum probation is 2 years and the probation itself gets stickier. For example, in Texas we have what is called jail as “a term and condition” of probation. What this means is that the Judge can send you to…
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