What Happens Felony DWI

FELONY DWI DEFENSE

Texas law cracks down on DWI offenders. While a second offense is a Class A misdemeanor, a third offense is classified as a felony, with all the penalties that come with it. A felony DWI will negatively affect the rest of your life.

What Is a Felony DWI? A third DWI is a felony DWI, but there are other types of DWI that are classified as felonies, even if no one is injured. A felony DWI is:

  • A THIRD DWI
  • A DWI WHILE A MINOR IS IN THE CAR
  • A DWI WHERE SOMEONE IS SERIOUSLY INJURED
  • AN INTOXICATION ASSAULT, WHEN YOU’RE INTOXICATED AND DECIDE TO RUN SOMEONE OFF THE ROAD OR SOMETHING SIMILAR
  • COMMITTING MANSLAUGHTER (KILLING SOMEONE) WHILE YOU’RE INTOXICATED, ALSO KNOWN AS INTOXICATED MANSLAUGHTER
  • COMMITTING MANSLAUGHTER WHILE DRIVING, ALSO KNOWN AS VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER

What Are the Penalties for a Felony DWI? A felony DWI carries heavy penalties. A third DWI can result in:

  • A TWO-YEAR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION
  • A FINE OF UP TO $10,000
  • UP TO 10 YEARS OF JAIL TIME

DWI with a minor in the car:

  • A FINE OF UP TO $10,000
  • UP TO 2 YEARS OF JAIL TIME

Intoxication manslaughter means at least two years and up to 20 years in prison.

How an Austin DWI Attorney Can Help

The penalties for a felony DWI are frightening, but it’s possible to have the charges dismissed or reduced or get a not guilty verdict. An experienced Houston DWI attorney can get your charges reduced or dismissed or get you a not guilty verdict. Attorney Payal Jethva can investigate every aspect of your case, from how legal it was for the police to stop you to the results of your Breathalyzer or Blood Test.

Attorney Jethva has years of experience dealing with courts, police officers, and DWI defense cases. Her track record of dismissals, charge reductions, and not guilty verdicts speaks for itself –she’s kept her clients out of jail and on the road so they can continue to provide for themselves and their families. If you’ve been charged with a felony DWI, call (281) 743-0016 today. Don’t wait; you’ll need to start building your defense as soon as possible.