It’s a common misconception that drunk driving crimes aren’t that big of a deal. Many people underestimate the seriousness of these offenses, and they often sign plea agreements thinking the conviction won’t affect their lives. If you’ve been charged with a DWI in Texas, don’t make the same mistake that others have made.
You should take these charges seriously, because there are penalties and other negative ramifications of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction. What are the penalties for a DWI in Texas? Read on for more information.
The penalties for DWI vary greatly, depending on the unique circumstances of your case. For instance, if you harmed someone because you caused a vehicle accident, you will likely be facing more serious legal penalties. Another way your penalties could increase is if you had a minor in the vehicle when you were pulled over for a DWI.
Here are some of the basic penalties you will face if you are convicted of driving while intoxicated in Texas.
Now you know a little more about what the penalties are for a DWI in Texas. You might be able to avoid these penalties if you fight against your charge, but you can’t avoid them if you plead guilty. Talk to a DWI lawyer about what your options are. Call Chris Lewis & Associates, P.C. at 214-984-3113, or send over the internet contact form located down below.