Texas DWI Penalties

Penalties for DWI offenses in the State of Texas

The chart below represents a top down perspective of the DWI offenses criminalized in the state of Texas, the criminal classification of each type of alcohol related offense, and all potential penalties for said offenses.

Offense

Crime Class

Fine

Jail Sentence

TDL Suspension

1st DWI & BWI Class B Misdemeanor Up to $2,000 72 Hours – 180 Days 90 to 365 days
2nd DWI & BWI Class A Misdemeanor Up to $4,000 30 – 365 Days 180 days to
2 years
3rd DWI & BWI 3rd Degree Felony Up to $10,000 2 – 10 Years (TDCJ) 180 days to
2 years
Intoxication Assault 3rd Degree Felony Up to $10,000 2 – 10 Years (TDCJ) 180 days to
2 years
Intoxication Manslaughter 2nd Degree Felony Up to $10,000 2 – 10 Years (TDCJ) 180 days to
2 years
DWI with Child Passenger State Jail Felony Max Fine $10,000 6mos. – 2 Years State Jail 90 days to 2 years
1st DWI with Open Container Enhancement Class B Misdemeanor Up to $2,000 6 Days – 180 Days 90 days to 1 Year

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Texas DWI Penalties