What is the Result or Punishment for a 1st DWI in Texas?

Criminal Defense Lawyer | DWI, Drug, Theft & Assault Charges

By Collin County Criminal Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal

www.thecollincountylawyer.com

(972) 369-0577

In Dallas and Collin County where I practice, DWI’s are statistically very winnable.  Today’s blawg, though, deals with what happens if you plead guilty or are found guilty at trial.

A first DWI in Texas is a Class ‘B’ misdemeanor.  A first DWI conviction in Texas is not a felony.  Even as a misdemeanor a conviction stays on your criminal record forever.

The punishment range for a Texas DWI is between 72 hours an 180 days of jail and/or up to a $2,000 fine.

Don’t panic!  That time is usually probated — meaning you’re on probation for DWI and only if you violate your probation do you look at going back to jail.  I can safely say in my experience as a prosecutor and a DWI defense lawyer the vast majority of persons arrested for DWI spend no time in…

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