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WHAT TO DO IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY YOUR DWI SURCHARGE

By | June 25th, 2018|Categories: DWI|

A DWI conviction is one of the most expensive offenses that a person can be charged with.  One of the things that makes it so expensive is the fact that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) assesses a three year penalty called a surcharge for every individual convicted an offense that stems from operating a motor [...]

How Do Prior DWI Convictions Affect Plea Negotiations?

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: DWI|

Many times, when someone has been arrested for DWI, the prosecution will approach and ask if they want to plea bargain, as this has the potential to benefit both the defense and the prosecution. The prosecution wants to lower their caseload, so by getting defendants to enter into a plea negotiation, it can reduce the amount [...]

How Are Out of State DWI Convictions Used?

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: DWI|

In the state of Texas, the legal system uses “enhancements” for multiple convictions of certain types of crimes, including DWI. This means that if someone has a second DWI offense in Texas, it is considered a class A misdemeanor rather than at class B, which is the charge for a first offense. With additional arrests for [...]

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