Dallas Felony DWI/DUI Attorney

The consequences of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) depend on many factors, including the number of previous offenses. If an individual has been charged with a DWI or DUI for the third time or more, it becomes a felony.

The punishments for a DWI/DUI drastically increase with each offense. If you are facing Dallas felony DUI or DWI charges, contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter as soon as possible to learn about your rights. You need to take action today and defend yourself from a potentially life changing conviction. Contact us at 214-845-7007 to speak with a Dallas criminal lawyer prepared to aggressively fight for your rights.

Penalties for a Felony DWI

A DWI is prosecuted as a felony if an individual has previously been convicted of a DWI or there is a minor under the age of 15 in the vehicle at the time. The following penalties are at risk if convicted:

  • 2-10 years in prison
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • License suspension for 6 months-2 years
  • Required reporting to a probation officer
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Monitored alcohol use

Penalties for a Felony DUI

In the state of Texas, a DUI is given to a minor who is found to be driving with any alcohol in their system. Minors that are convicted for the third time are facing the following punishments:

  • License suspension for 6 months
  • $500 in fines
  • Denial of occupational licenses
  • 60 hours of community service

If the underage drinker is over the age of 17, the penalties may be increase to the following:

  • $2,000 in fines
  • 6 months in prison

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If you or your child is facing Dallas felony DUI/DWI charges, contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007 for a free consultation.


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