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Houston DWI Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between the different DWI charges?

The primary difference is BAC level.  If your BAC is .05 - .08% you fall into the DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) category.  A BAC above this level will result in being charged with DWI and you will face all of the penalties that come with it.

What is DUID?

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.  Taking illegal drugs or even licit over-the-counter medications can intoxicate you to the point of not being able to drive.

If I am arrested for drunk driving will I lose my license?

You only have 15 days to file for a hearing to prevent the automatic suspension of your driver’s license over the next 90 days. If you have refused to submit to the breathalyzer, this period will extend for a period of 180 days. If you have any prior DWIs on your record, the suspension could last anywhere for a year to two years.

How can someone be charged with Felony DWI?

You can be charged with a felony DWI if 1) you have had three other DWI convictions within 10 years of each other; 2) You have had one other felony DWI offense; or 3) You are involved in a DWI-related accident that results in the severe injury or death of another.

What if I was arrested with a minor in my car?

This type of case is distinct from juvenile DWI or underage drinking and driving. Because drunk driving is so reckless, those who commit the crime with a minor in the car are considered to be committing child endangerment on top of drunk driving. Child endangerment is a third degree felony and is punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and two years imprisonment.

Do I really need an attorney?

Yes. Appointing an experience Houston DWI lawyer to your case is the best decision you can make for your case.  Our Houston DWI attorney will represent your case both at the DMV and in court.  If you want to minimize your penalties and possibly even have your case dismissed, you must contact us as soon as possible.