The penalties for a DWI in Galveston County, Texas can be steep. As of September 1, 2019, the penalties for a DWI have changed. The time in jail has remained the same. For a class B and A. Anywhere from 3 to 180 days in jail for the first DWI offense, for a class B, and up to 365 days in jail for a class A license. The fines however have risen.
For a first offense DWI, the fine is now up to $3,000 to be paid within 36 months. For a second subsequent offense, the fine can go up as high as $4,500, also to be paid within the allotted 36 month period. Finally, if your blood alcohol level is 0.15 or higher, at the time of analysis, your fine goes up to $6,000.