SECOND DWI | MISDEMEANOR DWI CHARGES
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WHAT WE OFFER IN YOUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE:
EXTENSIVE TRIAL EXPERIENCE
Our firm has extensive trial experience in criminal defense. Our Fort Worth criminal defense attorneys and DWI lawyers have tried over 200 combined criminal trials, including jury trials for DWI, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Sexual Assault, Drug Possession, Gun and Weapons Charges, Burglary of a Habitation, and Capital Murder. In addition, we have reviewed and successfully negotiated thousands of criminal charges.
FORMER PROSECUTORS IN TARRANT, DALLAS, AND HARRIS COUNTY
As former prosecutors in Tarrant, Dallas, and Harris County, our DWI lawyers know how the State of Texas will attempt to prosecute you on your criminal charges. This knowledge will allow our firm to build the best defense in fighting your state or federal criminal charges.
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TEXAS PENAL CODE | MISDEMEANOR DWI CHARGES
3 MAIN TYPES OF MISDEMEANOR DWI CHARGES:
There are three primary misdemeanor DWI charges:
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), a Class B Misdemeanor
- Driving While Intoxicated with an Alcohol Concentration > 0.15, a Class A Misdemeanor
- Driving While Intoxicated with one previous conviction for DWI, a Class A Misdemeanor
Here is the primary Texas Penal Code sections outlining these charges:
SECTION 49.04 | TEXAS PENAL CODE | DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
(a) A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.
(b) Except as provided by Subsections (c) and (d) and Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement of 72 hours.
(c) If it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that at the time of the offense the person operating the motor vehicle had an open container of alcohol in the person’s immediate possession, the offense is a Class B misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement of six days.
(d) If it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that an analysis of a specimen of the person’s blood, breath, or urine showed an alcohol concentration level of 0.15 or more at the time the analysis was performed, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor.
SECTION 49.09 | TEXAS PENAL CODE | DWI REPETITION (SECOND DWI)
(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), an offense under Section 49.04, 49.05, 49.06, or 49.065 is a Class A misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement of 30 days, if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the person has previously been convicted one time of an offense relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, an offense of operating an aircraft while intoxicated, an offense of operating a watercraft while intoxicated, or an offense of operating or assembling an amusement ride while intoxicated.
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