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What Are the Penalties for DWI in Texas?

In Texas, a DWI conviction may carry the following penalties:

  • First DWI Offense:
    • $2,000 fine
    • 3 to 180 days in jail
    • License suspension for 90 days to 1 year
    • Class B misdemeanor on your record
  • Second DWI Offense:
    • $4,000 fine
    • 30 days to 1 year in jail
    • License suspension for 180 days to 2 years
    • Class A misdemeanor on your record
  • Third DWI Offense:
    • $10,000 fine
    • 2 to 10 years in prison
    • License suspension for 180 days to 2 years
    • Felony conviction on your record
  • First Offense DWI w/ Open Container:
    • $2,000 fine
    • Confinement in jail for 6 days up to 180 days
    • OR both such fine and confinement
    • Driver license suspension ranging from 90 days to 365 days
  • DWI with Child Passenger (State Jail Felony):
    • First time offender could be escalated to state jail felony if passenger under 15 is present
    • 180 days to 2 years in jail
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • Driving Under the Influence
    • $500 fine
    • Driver license suspension up to 180 days

*This information is not legal advice. It is provided for educational use only.

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