Repeat DWI Charges - Houston DWI Lawyer

The Penalties For 2nd, 3rd Or 4th DWI Offenses

In our state, even your first DWI offense can be treated harshly, with steep penalties being levied at those who are convicted. These penalties can be increased substantially in the event that a person is convicted of DWI for a second, third or more times.

A second DWI conviction may result in the defendant facing:

  • Large monetary fines
  • Community service
  • Mandatory attendance at a Victim Impact Panel
  • Mandatory installation of a Deep Lung Air Device (formerly known as an “ignition interlock device)
  • Mandatory attendance at a DWI education class
  • Up to 1 year in jail

The penalties for three (or more) DWI convictions may include:

  • Monetary fines up to $10,000
  • Community service
  • Mandatory attendance at a Victim Impact Panel
  • Mandatory installation of a Deep Lung Air Device
  • Mandatory attendance at a DWI education class
  • Felony charges
  • License suspension for up to 2 years
  • Banishment from any establishments serving alcohol
  • Incarceration for up to 10 years

If you have been charged with repeat DWI charges and have a prior conviction, you should contact a Houston DWI lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will aggressively represent you in your defense, and may be able to reach a resolution in which the court reduces your charges or eliminates them completely. A full review of the evidence against you should take place immediately after your arrest.

Enlist The Help Of a Legal Professional

DWI attorney Jim Medley possesses more than 20 years of experience working in the Texas criminal justice system and has successfully defended many DWI cases. Medley’s top priority is to protect the rights of his clients by providing aggressive, personalized legal representation in their cases. If you are facing repeat DWI charges, contact Jim Medley & Associates right away to identify the best defense strategy for your case.