As a Houston DWI attorney I see many different types of cases. A person
is always surprised when they are charged with a felony for their
first DWI arrest. This commonly happens when a driver gets into an accident while intoxicated
and a person suffers an injury. This increases the classification from
a misdemeanor to a felony.
Please keep in mind that just because a person is charged with a felony
means that they will not be convicted of this charge. The case may still
be dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor.