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Penalties for Felony DWI and DUI

The state of Texas tends to punish DWI and/or DUI convictions quite harshly, in part to deter others from drinking and driving. When a person is convicted of a felony DWI or DUI, which is a much more serious charge, the consequences can be even more significant. DWI and DUI offenses become a 3rd-degree felony upon the third offense of DWI or DUI, and the consequences of conviction can be life-altering. For this reason, those who have been accused of felony DWI or DUI need the help of a qualified legal representative.

Punishments for Convictions of Felony DWI and DUI

For first and second offense DWI or DUI charges, there is often jail time, financial penalties, and driver’s license suspensions. With a felony charge, these consequences can all become much more significant. Some possible punishments for a conviction of felony DWI or DUI include:

  • Minimum of two years in jail
  • Up to $10,000 fine
  • License suspension from 180 days to 2 years
  • Mandatory Interlock Ignition Device installation

Clearly, these penalties can significantly affect a person’s life, so a strong legal defense is necessary to fight back against them.

Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston

If you are facing serious criminal charges such as felony DWI or DUI, then you need the help of an experienced legal team to fight against a conviction and resulting consequences. Contact Kyle Sampson, Attorney at Law, today by calling (713) 337-1420 to speak with a qualified legal professional about your situation and learn more about what our team can do for you.


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