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Charged with a second, third or fourth DWI in Houston?

When you have prior DWI convictions on your record, you could face enhanced penalties that are much more severe than if you had no prior record. A second, third or fourth DWI could result in very serious punishments that would change your life forever. If you are forced to spend years in jail, you will almost certainly lose your job and it will be impossible to continue your life as you are accustomed to living. If you were unable to pay your mortgage or rent because you lost your job and you are in jail, what will happen to your family? These are serious questions that you must examine if you are faced with a second, third or fourth DWI.

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Second DWI Charge

A second or third DWI will result in much more severe penalties than a first-time offense. If you have been charged with a second DWI, you could face a class A misdemeanor charge, which could result in the following penalties:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Minimum of 80 hours community service
  • Required Victim Impact Panel attendance
  • Required installation of a Deep Lung Air Device
  • DWI education class

Third DWI Charge

If you are charged with a third (or more) DWI, the penalties could include the following:

  • Up to 10 years' incarceration
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Minimum 160 hours community service
  • Required Victim Impact Panel attendance
  • DWI education
  • Up to 2 years license suspension
  • A felony charge
  • Required installation of a Deep Lung Air Device (formerly called “ignition interlock device”)
  • You could even be banned from any establishment that serves alcohol

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These consequences are in addition to the social and economic hardships that you will face as a convicted felon. You could have difficulties getting certain jobs and your car insurance costs could skyrocket. These severe DWI penalties can ruin your life and those of your family. If you are convicted with multiple DWIs in Texas, you will almost certainly spend time in jail – the circumstances of your case will determine for what length of time.

In light of these serious and harsh consequences, it is in your best interests to consult with a competent Houston criminal lawyer as soon as possible. As soon as you have been arrested or charged with your second, third or more DWI, you should speak with an attorney who can help you. We will work with you to build a solid defense. We are always vigilant in researching and investigating every aspect of our clients’ cases in order to build the best possible case for you.

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