Minors and DUI Punishment in Texas
A DUI conviction is a class C misdemeanor that may result in a fine up to $500; 20 to 40 hours of community service; and required attendance of an alcohol awareness program, a drug education program, or a drug and alcohol driving awareness program. If the program is not completed, the court shall order the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to suspend or deny the issuance of the minor’s driver’s license for a period not to exceed 6 months. No incarceration may be assessed upon conviction for this type of misdemeanor.
A peace officer is not required to take a minor into custody for DUI but may issue a citation to the minor that contains written notice of the time and place the minor must appear in court, and the offense charged.