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What Are the Consequences of a DWI in Dallas, Texas?

Aside from the possibility of causing a Dallas drunken driving crash, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol has legal ramifications as well. The penalties in Dallas are as follows:
1st conviction
  • Lose your license for 90-365 days
  • Jail time from 72 hours to 180 days (up to two years if driving with a child under the age of 15)
  • Fine of $2,000 (up to $10,000 if driving with a child under the age of 15)
  • DWI surcharge of $1,000/year for three years ($2,000/year if BAC is .16 or above)
2nd conviction
  • Lose your license for 180 days to two years
  • Jail time from 30 Days to one year (up to two years if driving with a child under the age of 15)
  • Fine up to $4,000 (up to $10,000 if driving with a child under the age of 15)
  • DWI Surcharge of $1,500/year for three years ($2,000/year if BAC is .16 or above)
  • Ignition interlock device is installed in your vehicle
3rd conviction
  • Lose your license for 180 days to two years
  • Jail time from two to ten years
  • Fine up to $10,000
  • Ignition interlock device is installed in your vehicle

The Dallas drunken driving injury lawyers at the Hart Law Firm do not condone drunken driving. We also will not stand idly by if you have been injured by a drunk driver. To learn more about your rights after sustaining injuries in a Dallas drunken driving crash, contact an attorney at the Hart Law Firm immediately. You can also call us directly at (817) 380-4888.

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