Felony DWI in Texas
DWI is often charged as a misdemeanor, however, there are several circumstances where someone can face a felony DWI charge – even for a first-time offender! A felony DWI is punishable by an extended driver’s license suspension, thousands of dollars in fines, and a long term of imprisonment. Your best chance to avoid these penalties is to hire James Aulbaugh, a skilled Dallas felony DWI lawyer immediately to ensure your rights are protected and to fully prepare for your defense.
If you, a friend, colleague, or loved one has been arrested for a felony DWI in Dallas, the Aulbaugh Law Firm can protect your rights and fight for your freedom. James Aulbaugh is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction earned by only 800 lawyers in the State. Call today! 214-500-0430
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Felony DWI Penalties in Texas
In Texas, a conviction for a third DWI carries the following:
- 2 to 10 year prison term
- A fine up to $10,000
- Driver’s license suspension for up to two years
Is A DWI A Felony in Texas?
Texas felony DWI offenses:
- Third DWI offense: A third DWI is a third-degree felony. Drivers facing a third DWI face penalties of 2 to 10 years in prison, up to a $10,000 fine, driver’s license suspension for up to 2 years, up to 10 years of probation, and more.
- DWI with child passenger: It is a state jail felony offense to drive while intoxicated with a child passenger under the age of 15. A state jail felony carries penalties of imprisonment in a state jail facility between 180 days to 2 years, up to a $10,000 fine, license suspension, or years of probation.
- Intoxication Assault: A DWI arrest involved an accident that resulted in another person suffering serious injury is a third-degree felony. Intoxication Assault is punishable by 2 to 10 years imprisonment, up to a $10,000 fine, driver’s license suspension, mandatory community service, probation, and more.
- Intoxication Manslaughter: A DWI arrest involving an accident that resulted in another person’s death is a second-degree felony. Intoxication Manslaughter carries serious and life changing penalties. Hiring an experienced attorney is essential.
Felony DWI Defense in Texas
Due to the severity of the penalties, James Aulbaugh, your Dallas felony DWI attorney, can help you either get your charges or penalties reduced or get your entire case dismissed. James will investigate your case, critically analyze evidence, and develop an effective and personalized defense strategy to get the best possible outcome.