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What is a DWI 3rd offense and its punishments?

According to the State of Texas, a DWI third offense is when an individual is arrested for DWI and has previously been convicted two times of DWI.

If you are convicted of a third DWI, this third-degree felony can result in

  • A fine up to $10,000
  • Between two and 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Driver license suspension from 180 days to two years.
  • A mandated annual $1,500-$2,000 surcharge fee every year for 3 years in order to retain your driver’s license.
  • Disqualification from voting and possessing a firearm

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