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  1. Texas law states that drivers who have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher are guilty of driving while intoxicated (DWI). A driver can also be charged with a DWI if they operate a vehicle after using drugs. This is a misdemeanor charge. It becomes a felony if a passenger is 15 years old or younger in the car.

  2. Second offense may result in a fine of up to $ 4,000, a jail time of up to a year and a 2 year loss of driving license.A driver convicted of a third DUI offense can be forced to pay a sum of $ 10,000. Prison time increases to 2-10 years. Driving license may be confiscated for up to two years.

  3. With some of the larger penalties in the United States, hiring a DUI attorney in Texas is almost mandatory for anyone arrested and charged with a DWI. First Offense Penalties Up to 180 days in jail (minimum 3-day stay) Up to $2,000 monetary fine (more if a child is in the car) Up to 1-year license suspension with a mandatory 90-day suspension

  4. A simple open container violation results in a maximum $500 fine and a Class C misdemeanor. However, if you're arrested for DWI and open container, you'll get a Class B misdemeanor and a minimum of 6 days in jail. For more information on other kinds of DWI laws, check out Title 10, Chapter 49 of the state's penal code. Understand Your DWI Penalties

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