Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the official designation for drunk driving in the state of Texas. No matter the circumstances, a DWI conviction - even for a first-time offense - can carry stiff penalties. For adult drivers, the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is .08%. The BAC limit for commercial drivers is .04%, and drivers younger than 21 are not permitted to have any alcohol in their system.
The standard range of penalties for a Texas DWI includes:
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In addition to the tiered penalties listed above, all DWI convictions include a driver's license suspension of up to two years, a three-year annual surcharge of up to $2,000, mandated completion of a DWI education or intervention program, and the possible installation of an ignition interlock device. If your DWI offense included a child passenger or caused bodily harm to another person, the resulting penalties can be even more severe.
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At the Law Office of Mac Morris, I have been helping the residents of Plano avoid convictions for 20 years. In fact, thousands of clients have trusted my DWI services and benefitted from my legal experience.