20 Questions: Arrested for DWI in Texas. How long will my license be suspended?

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.

Each question answered in 20 Questions: Arrested for DWI in Texas is also answered individually for your convenience here on our website if you are searching for answers to specific questions.

As you read, you may discover you have other questions. If so, links to the answers to the other nineteen questions in the book are provided below.

This is the 7th question answered in the book.

7. How long will my license be suspended?

It depends. The applicable suspension periods are listed below, but if you are convicted of DWI, you could end up with two suspensions (one from the original stop, and a second from the conviction). If the DWI is your first, under certain circumstances, the court will give you credit for the time your license was suspended as a result of the initial stop. 

Generally, the suspension periods are:

Suspensions Resulting from Stop:

Adults who provided breath or blood sample:
•    90 days
•    1 year if prior suspension within 10 years
Adults who refused to provide a breath or blood sample:
•    180 days
•    2 years if prior suspension within 10 years
Minors (under 21) who provided breath or blood sample
•    60 days
•    120 days if previously convicted of DWI offense
•    180 days if previously convicted of DWI offense twice
Minors who refused to provide breath or blood sample
•    180 days
•    2 years if prior suspension within 10 years

Suspensions Resulting from Conviction:

•    90 days to 1 year
•    180 days to 2 years if enhanced because of prior DWI
•    2 years if prior DWI within 5 years

If you have other questions about a DWI arrest in Texas, here are the answers to the other nineteen most frequently questions when arrested for driving while intoxicated:

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