What is the Cost of a DWI in Texas?

DWI 1st Offense– Class B Misdemeanor

  • Up to a $2,000 fine.
  • 3 – 180 days in jail (This time is usually served through probation)
  • License suspension for up to 2 years.
  • Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license.

DWI 1st Offense with a BAC at or above a .15 – Class A Misdemeanor

  • Up to a $4,000 fine.
  • 3 Days – 1 Year in Jail (This time is usually served through probation)
  • License suspension for up to 2 years.
  • Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license.

DWI Second Offense– Class A Misdemeanor

  • Up to a $4,000 fine.
  • 30 days – 1 year in jail (Majority of jail time is usually probated)
  • Requires at least 3-5 days in jail depending upon when the prior DWI took place
  • License suspension for up to 2 years.
  • Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license.

DWI Third Offense-

  • Up to a $10,000 fine.
  • State prison time between 2 years and 10 years.
  • License suspension from 6 months – 2 years.
  • Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license.

DWI with a Child Passenger Under 15-

  • Up to a $10,000 fine.
  • Jail time up to 2 years.
  • License suspension for 180 days.