Is a DWI a misdemeanor or felony?

In most circumstances, a first or second DWI is a class B or class A misdemeanor. (See more punishment details here)

A DWI can be charged as a felony under some circumstances, for example-

  • When there is an accident involving serious bodily injury, you could be charged with Intoxication Assault
  • When there is an accident involving the death of another person, you could be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter
  • If you have plead or been found guilty in two prior instances, you can be charged with a felony Third DWI
  • If you were arrested for DWI with a child passenger, you can be charged with a felony.

Contact Cannon Law today so we can help you learn more about your case.