Texas DWI Penalties

Penalties for DWI offenses in the State of Texas

The chart below represents a top down perspective of the criminal penalties for DWI offenses in the state of Texas, the criminal classification of each type of alcohol related offense, and all potential penalties for said offenses.

OFFENSE
CLASSIFICATION SENTENCING FINE TDL SUSPENSION
1st DWI & BWI
CLASS B MISDEMEANOR MAX 180 DAYS COUNTY
UP TO $2K UP TO 1 YEAR
2nd DWI & BWI
CLASS A MISDEMEANOR MAX 1 YEAR COUNTY UP TO $4K UP TO 2 YEARS
3rd DWI & BWI
3RD DEGREE FELONY 2-10YR TDCJ UP TO $10K UP TO 2 YEARS
DWI ASSAULT
3RD DEGREE FELONY 2-10YR TDCJ UP TO $10K UP TO 2 YEARS
DWI MANSLAUGHTER
2ND DEGREE FELONY 2-10YR TDCJ UP TO $10K UP TO 2 YEARS
DWI: CHILD PASSENGER
STATE JAIL FELONY
180D-2YR STATE JAIL
UP TO $10K
UP TO 2 YEARS
1st DWI: Open Container Enhancement CLASS B MISDEMEANOR CLASS B MISDEMEANOR
UP TO $2K
UP TO 1 YEAR

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Texas DWI Penalties

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