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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. Person handcuffed for a repeat DWI offense

Before facing your arraignment and hearing for a subsequent DWI arrest, retain experienced legal counsel from a proven Fort Worth DWI lawyer. At 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 817.429.2000 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 to $10,000.

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!

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