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According to the State of Texas, a DWI 2nd charge occurs when you are arrested for DWI with a previous driving while intoxicated conviction on your record. A DWI 2nd charge is serious, and there is no time limit between a DWI 2nd charge and your previous DWI conviction.

That Means Any Subsequent Dwi Could Be Enhanced to a Dwi 2nd, Which Also Increases the Severity of Consequences if You Are Successfully Convicted of a Second Offense Dwi. If You Are Facing a Potential Dwi Second Conviction, Consider Calling a Professional Dwi Attorney to Help You Better Understand Your Case and Potentially Defend Against the Charges.


Defending for a Dwi Second Offense Is Difficult Because the Jury Will Know From the Beginning That the Driver Has a Prior Dwi on Their Record. The Information Suggests to Most Juries That the Defendant May Have a Habit or Propensity Towards Driving While Intoxicated.

This Is Escalated a Step Further for Dwi Thirds, as Two Previous Dwi Convictions May Suggest to a Jury That the Defendant Is Even Further Inclined to Drive While Intoxicated Again. The Issue With These Cases Is the Immediate and Direct Bias Generated by Providing This Information to the Jury.

Due to the Fact That These Cases Are So Driven by Bias, It’s Even More Important to Aggressively Fight Dwi First Charges.

What is a DWI Second and What are the Consequences

Dwi Second Is a Class a Misdemeanor Which Has a Punishment Range and Fine of No More Than $4,500 and/or a Jail Sentence From 30 Days to 1 Year. It Is Also Possible to Have Your Driver’s License Suspended for a Range of 180 Days to 2 Years.

Additionally, if a Jail Sentence Is Probated, the Consequences for Dwi Second Probation Include a Mandatory 3 Days in the County Jail if You Have a Prior Conviction Over 5 Years Old, or 5 Days in the County Jail if You Have a Conviction Within 5 Years.

As You Can See, Dwi Second Offense Convictions Can Significantly Impact Your Life Depending on What Combination of Legal Consequences You Face. Working With a Dwi Attorney Can Help You Navigate the Complexities of Your Case, Previous Convictions, and Any Potential Consequences.

Additional Potential Consequences and Charges

Upon Being Convicted, There Is an Annual $1,500 to $2,000 Surcharge Fee Every Year for 3 Years in Order to Retain Your Driver’s License.

If You Are Charged With a Subsequent Offense of Dwi or a First Offense of Intoxication Assault or Intoxication Manslaughter, as a Bond Condition You Are Required to Install a Vehicle Ignition Interlock Device on Your Car and Will Not Be Allowed to Operate a Motor Vehicle That Is Not Equipped With an Interlock Device.

The Interlock Device Detects the Presence of Alcohol in Your Breath, Limiting the Car’s Mobility if Detection Is Positive. The Court Will Also Order the Accused to Abstain From Alcohol Use and the Use of Controlled Substances Without a Prescription. The Court May Enforce This by Ordering Random Drug Testing.

Ross “Maverick”
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Ross “Maverick”
Brandon Baker
If you are in search of a good lawyer, or having doubts about choosing one that will remain in your corner and back your play, I strongly recommend Mr.Gary Trichter, Mr.Trichter along with his legal staff were super beneficial and helpful to me when I needed help the most as a good DWI team they came together and got me through one of the darkest times in my life and I couldn’t be more appreciative and thankful, all the hard work and dedication from the Trichter law team, I would strongly recommend them to anyone In need of assistance for DWI or just a good lawyer to go to bat for you in your time of need.
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Luke Fritz
I was referred to Mr. Trichter by a close family friend. Two of his family member had used him to represent them in their DWI case and were both very pleased with his work. After having Mr. Trichter represent me I can fully understand why. I can not express the amount of gratitude I have for him. He is an amazing attorney and the best at his job by far. But more then that he is an amazing person that truly care about his client. I will forever be great full for what he has done for me in helping me have my case dismissed. Thank you again Gary!!!
Luke Fritz
Josh Reynolds
Aaron White was very helpful and detailed. Explained things to me every step of the way and was able to get my case dismissed. Thank you very much!
Josh Reynolds
I feel very fortunate to have selected Greg Houlton to represent me in my two DUI cases. My arrests occurred within three months of each other and I was sure I'd be facing jailtime, considering the circumstances of my arrests. It was a very difficult time and I was obviously struggling in my personal life. But within the first few minutes of meeting Greg, he made me feel very comfortable and insisted that I take care of myself, first and foremost, and let him deal with the legal proceedings. So that's what I did and Greg won both of my ALR hearings and got one of my cases dismissed. I received a year and a half of probation with no jailtime or significant fine. Greg by far exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. I can't say enough about Greg and his professionalism and the calming effect he had on me throughout this stressful period.
Air Wreck
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