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 3rd question answered in the book.
3. What if this is not my first DWI?
If you have one previous conviction for DWI, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum jail term of 30 days up to one year and a fine of up to $4,000. If the offense charged is your third or more DWI, the offense is a third degree felony punishable by two to ten years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice—Institutional Division and a fine of up to $10,000. If the DWI is a felony, the charge may be enhanced by other prior felonies.
If probation is granted, the minimum jail term is not less than five days for a Class A, and not less than ten days for a felony. The minimum jail terms are mandatory.
Other probable consequences of a second or more DWI
• All of the probable consequences listed in 1. above
• Up to 2 years on probation for a Class A misdemeanor
• A probation term of two to ten years for a felony.
• Installation of a breath analysis machine on vehicle
• DWI education classes for repeat offenders
• Possible lengthy waiting periods before eligible for occupational license
• Subsequent DWI is a felony
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:
- 1. What will happen if I am convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas?
- 2. What does “intoxicated” mean in Texas?
- 3. What if this is not my first DWI?
- 4. Can the police officer take my license?
- 5. Will my driver license be suspended?
- 6. Can I get my driver license back?
- 7. How long will my license be suspended?
- 8. How can my license be suspended for refusal when I asked for a blood test?
- 9. How do I get an occupational license?
- 10. When can I get an occupational license?
- 11. Can I get deferred adjudication to keep a DWI off my record?
- 12. Will my employer find out I got a DWI?
- 13. Can I get the DWI off my record?
- 14. Will I have to appear in Court?
- 15. What if I have to work on the day of my court hearing?
- 16. What if I missed my first court hearing?
- 17. If I wasn’t read my rights, will my case get dismissed?
- 18. I do not live in Texas, so will my license still be suspended?
- 19. I got a DWI in another state, so will my Texas license be suspended?
- 20. What is the difference between DWI and DUI in Texas?