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Second DWI Offense

Plano Second DWI Attorney

Are You Facing a Second DWI? Call Us!

For those who have been arrested for a second DWI, all hope is not lost. Although it may seem that you have an uphill battle to overcome, there are ways to go about forming your defense. The Law Offices of Scott Edgett is led by a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and offers zealous advocacy.

What Are the Penalties for a Second DWI?

A second DWI in Texas is considered a Class A misdemeanor. Unlike other states, Texas does not have a lookback period, which will ignore previous DWI convictions after a certain number of years have passed. In other words, if you were arrested for a DWI more than 30 years ago, that will be used in considering second DWI charges.

The penalties for a second DWI offense might include the following:

  • Fine of up to $4, 000
  • Minimum 1 month and up to 1 year in jail
  • Community service between 80 to 200 hours
  • Court-ordered rehabilitation or substance abuse counseling

You may also have your license taken away during an administrative hearing with the Texas Office of Administrative Hearings. You will only have 15 days to schedule this hearing, where the evidence will be evaluated to determine whether or not you were driving while intoxicated and if your license should be taken away. Furthermore, there will be additional fees to have your license reinstated if you do win your hearing. Our Plano DWI attorney can help make sense of the situation and represent you when your time in court comes!

Put an Award-Winning Lawyer in Your Corner

With extensive experience in all facets of criminal law, including DWI, our Plano DWI attorney at the Law Offices of Scott Edgett is well-known for dependability, integrity, and honest work ethic. If you have been charged with a second DWI, call us. We take these matters seriously.

You have the right to protect yourself—contact Scott Edgett to request a free case review.

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