DWI Penalties in Denton County, TX

Here are the penalties for a DWI charge, and other intoxication offenses:

DWI 1st Offense

  • Probation
  • 3 – 180 days in jail
  • Up to a $2000 fine
  • Possible drivers license suspension of 90 to 365 days

DWI 2nd Offense

  • Probation
  • 30 – 365 days in jail
  • Up to a $4000 fine
  • Drivers license suspension of 180 days – 2 years

DWI 3rd Offense

  • Probation;
  • 2 – 10 years in prison
  • Up to a $10,000 fine
  • Drivers license suspension from 180 days – 2 years

DWI Child Passenger

  • Probation
  • 6 months – 2 years in state jail
  • Up to a $10,000 fine
  • Drivers license suspension from 180 days – 2 years

Intoxication Assault

  • Probation
  • 2 – 10 years in prison
  • Up to a $10,000 fine
  • Possible drivers license suspension of 90 – 365 days

Intoxication Manslaughter

  • Probation
  • 2 – 20 years in prison
  • Up to a $10,000 fine
  • Possible drivers license suspension from 180 days – 2 years

With a DWI conviction, the DPS can charge you a surcharge of $1000 – $2000 a year for 3 years to keep your driver’s license.

If you have been charged with a DWI, please contact our criminal law attorneys for a free consultation, to discuss the details of your case.

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