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What are the penalties for a DWI?

The penalties for a first-time Houston DWI convictions depend greatly on whether your BAC level was above or below .15. Below is a Class B misdemeanor while above a .15 is a Class A misdemeanor.

Most DWI convictions result in probation. From the citizens’ view, it is best to understand what probation means before specific penalties are considered.

“Probation” is defined as a suspension of a sentence of jail, a fine, or even a driver’s license suspension by the court. Said another way, upon conviction, the penalties for DWI as the judge pronounces could be a jail sentence, a fine sentence, and a driver’s license suspension. Read More