20 Questions: Arrested for DWI in Texas. What is the difference between DWI and DUI in Texas?

20 Questions: Arrested for DWI in Texas is the first book in the 20 Questions series by Peter M. Lopez. It is currently available to read in ebook form below and for download as a pdf. A paperback version is scheduled to be released this summer.

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This is the 20th question answered in the book.

20. What is the difference between DWI and DUI in Texas?

DWI is driving while intoxicated, and DUI is driving under the influence. In Texas, the DWI offenses cover all alcohol, drugs, and other intoxicating substances, and DUI only applies to minors, who are not permitted to have any detectable amount of alcohol. The term “minor,” for DUI purposes, refers to anyone under the legal drinking of 21. If a minor is arrested with any detectable amount of alcohol in his or her blood, the offense charged will likely be DUI. A first DUI for a minor is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500. Additionally, community service hours (20 to 60 depending on circumstances) relating to education about or prevention of misuse of alcohol will be ordered.

If the minor is seventeen years of age or older and has been convicted twice before, the range of punishment is a fine of $500 to $2,000, up to 180 days in jail, or both.

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