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Christopher N. Hoover
(214) 521-2277 3720 Rawlins St.
Suite H
Dallas, TX 75219

Texas DWI Penalties - Rockwall and Dallas DWI Defense Attorney

DWI Attorney Serving Clients in Rockwall, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Collin Counties

Penalties for a DWI in Texas vary depending on how many DWI convictions you have had and whether or not you were driving with any passengers under the age of 15. If you are pulled over by a police officer who suspects you of driving while intoxicated (DWI), be prepared to consult an experienced DWI attorney, who is up-to-date on Texas DWI laws, and who can help guide you through the legal process of avoiding a DWI conviction.

The Law Office of Christopher N. Hoover, located in Dallas, Texas, represents clients in Rockwall, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Collin counties. Our law firm has successfully handled DWI cases for more than 25 years, and DWI defense attorney Chris Hoover is highly recognized in Texas and nationwide for his knowledge and expertise on DWI laws relevant to each state.

Contact the Law Office of Christopher N. Hoover to speak with a DWI defense attorney. Our law firm provides aggressive defense representation to help you fight DWI charges that have been brought against you. Call our office, Toll-Free, at 1-888-252-4DWI, or schedule an initial consultation by calling our local number, in Dallas, at 214-521-2277. We know how to help you.

Penalties and Fees for Driving While Intoxicated –Texas DWI

Before you drink and drive, know what’s at stake if you are arrested and convicted for DWI:

First Offense

  • Fined up to $2,000 (fines increase when a child under the age of 15 is in the car)
  • 3 days to 180 days in jail
  • Driver’s License Suspension up to 90 days to 1 year
  • Annual fee of $1,000 to $2,000 for 3 years to maintain driver’s license

First Offense BAC of .15 or greater

  • Fined up to $4,000 (fines increase when a child under the age of 15 is in the car)
  • 1 year in jail
  • Driver’s License Suspension up to 90 days to 1 year
  • Annual fee of $1,000 to $2,000 for 3 years to maintain driver’s license

Second Offense

  • Fined up to $4,000 (unless a child under the age of 15 is in the car)
  • 1 month to 12 months in jail
  • Driver’s License Suspension up to 180 days to 2 years
  • Annual fee of $1,000, $1500, or $2,000 for 3 years to maintain driver’s license

Third Offense

  • Fined up to $10,000
  • 2 years minimum in jail
  •  Driver’s License Suspension up to 180 days to 2 years
  • Annual fee of $1,000, $1500, or $2,000 for 3 years to maintain driver’s license

If you have a prior DWI or a BAC of .15 or greater, you will be required to install an interlock ignition device (IID): this device is similar to a breathalyzer and requires you to breath into it to detect blood alcohol concentration (BAC); if the device detects your BAC levels to be above the programmed limit, your car will not start.

Contact DWI Texas Defense Attorney Chris Hoover Today

Contact the Law Office of Christopher N. Hoover, located in Dallas, if you or someone you know needs aggressive defense representation in Rockwall, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Collin counties. We help clients avoid DWI convictions. Call us at 1-888-252-4DWI,or 214-521-2277.