Multiple DWI Charges in Dallas
Call (214) 891-3382 to Let Scott H. Palmer, P.C. Protect Your Rights & Freedom
A first DWI offense in Texas is considered a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum six-month jail sentence, a fine no more than $2,000, and driver’s licenses suspension lasting up to one year. Since the criminal penalties for a first-time conviction are serious, the courts expect defendants to learn their lesson and not become a repeat offender. That is why the penalties for second or third DWI are harsher.
If you have been charged with a second or subsequent DWI offense in Dallas, Scott H. Palmer, P.C. is ready to fight for your freedom. With more than 45 years of collective experience, our legal team can review the facts of your case and figure out your available options to either get your charges and penalties reduced or your entire case dismissed.
Contact us today to schedule a confidential case review.
Texas DWI Penalties for a Second or Subsequent Offense
A second DWI offense in Texas is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a jail sentence of up to one year, a maximum $4,000 fine, and up to one year of driver’s license suspension. Remember, there is no “lookback period,” meaning any previous DWI conviction is considered a prior conviction—no matter how long ago the offense was committed.
A third DWI offense is a third-degree felony, punishable by a maximum 10-year prison sentence, fines of up to $10,000, and driver’s license suspension for up to two years. However, if you commit a third or subsequent DWI and you have previously served a prison sentence in the state, it will be charged as a second-degree felony, which can result in a prison term of up to 20 years.
Ready to Get Started On Your Defense Today
Keep in mind, an arrest doesn’t lead to an automatic guilty verdict. You still have an opportunity to fight the charges against you.
Attorney Scott Palmer is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, which is an honorable title given to only five percent of lawyers in Texas. Our Dallas DWI defense lawyers can conduct a thorough investigate, collect and assess evidence, and build an effective and aggressive defense strategy to get the best outcome possible.
Call (214) 891-3382 to discuss your case with our legal team at Scott H. Palmer, P.C. today.