DWI CONSEQUENCES

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Under the Code of Criminal Procedure, a judge has the ability to impose any condition of probation that is designed to protect or restore the community, protect or restore the victim, or publish, rehabilitate, or reform the defendant.  DWI also carries some mandatory conditions of probation

1st DWI Class B Misdemeanor; at least 72 hours jail time

Community Supervision Conditions

  • Drug/Alcohol evaluation/rehabilitation
  • Defendant pays cost of rehabilitation program
  • Defendant must complete alcohol education program
  • Ignition interlock if BAC is greater than 0.15

1st DWI (Offender Younger than 21)

All of the above conditions, plus 90 days drivers licenses suspension at the beginning of the supervision period.

1st DWI with open container Class B Misdemeanor; at least 6 days time

Community Supervision Conditions

  • Drug/Alcohol Evaluation/Rehabilitation
  • Defendant pays cost for rehabilitation program
  • Defendant must complete alcohol education program.

2nd DWI Class A Misdemeanor; at least 30 days in jail

Community Supervision Conditions

  • At least 72 continuous hours or 5 days in jail
  • Drug/Alcohol evaluation/rehabilitation
  • Defendant pays for cost of rehabilitation program
  • Defendant has ignition interlock device placed on his vehicle
  • Defendant must complete a program for repeat alcohol and drug offenders

DWI with child State Jail Felony

Community Supervision Conditions

  • Drug/Alcohol Evaluation/Rehabilitation
  • Defendant pays cost for rehabilitation program
  • Defendant must complete alcohol education program.

3rd or Subsequent DWI 3rd degree felony

  • At least 10 days in jail
  • Drug/alcohol evaluation/rehabilitation
  • Defendant pays cost of rehabilitation program
  • Defendant has ignition interlock device placed on his vehicle
  • Defendant must complete a program for repeat alcohol and drug offenders
  • Defendant completes an alcohol education program

Surcharges for an offense relating to the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated

If no conviction for an offense relating to driving while intoxicated within the 36 month period.

  • $1,000 per year for three years

If second or subsequent conviction for an offense relating to driving while intoxicated within the 36 month period.

  • $1,500 per year for three years

If first or subsequent conviction if shown at trial that defendant’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.16 or more at the time of the offense.

  • $2,000 per year for three years