Repeat DWI Offenses in Texas
Facing a Second Charge? Third Charge? Call Now!
The state of Texas is extremely harsh on those who have been convicted
of drunk driving the first time around, but repeat offenders often face
a much more severe set of consequences and an equally more difficult time
defending themselves against their charges. In this instance, you
will have to serve at least a small jail sentence and the fines and fees become
even more severe.
Before facing your arraignment and hearing for a subsequent
DWI arrest, retain experienced legal counsel from a proven Fort Worth DWI
Jerry Loftin & Associates, attorney Trent Loftin has dedicated his practice to defending those who
are facing the criminal justice system and fights tirelessly to defend
their rights and freedoms in court. His excellence saw him named as the
Top Criminal Attorney in Fort Worth by
Fort Worth Texas Magazine from 2008 to 2012.
Call Jerry Loftin & Associates today and request a
free consultation for your case at 817.591.7850 now!
Penalties for Repeat DWI Offenses
A second-offense DWI in Texas is considered a Class A misdemeanor violation,
meaning you will spend at absolute minimum of 30 days in jail and a fine
of up to $4,000. A third offense becomes a third-degree felony, causing
you to spend two to ten years in prison and your fines increase to up
You could also be facing additional penalties, including:
- License suspension or full revocation
- Substantial civil fees in addition to fines
- Rehabilitation treatments and counselor sessions
- Completion of a 32-hour alcohol education course
Installation of an
ignition interlock device in your car
A DWI does not come off your record for 10 years after you are first convicted,
meaning you could be held accountable as a repeat offender for a long
time after your first arrest. Therefore, if you are accused of a second
or third DWI within this statute of limitations, do not hesitate to seek
criminal defense representation as soon as possible.
Contact Jerry Loftin & Associates for help after your DWI arrest!