Fort Worth DWI FAQ

By Jeff Kennedy

Fort Worth DWI FAQ

Being arrested for a DWI in Fort Worth is an experience no one hopes for, but if you find yourself in this situation, you will likely have some questions.

We’ve answered a few frequently asked questions about Fort Worth DWI charges below. Don’t be afraid to contact the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy to ask an attorney any other questions you have.

Will I serve jail time for a DWI conviction?

Whether or not you’ll serve jail time will depend on a lot of factors. Technically, your first offense can get you between three and 180 days in jail.

How much are DWI fines in Fort Worth?

The mandatory fines for DWIs depend on whether yours is a first or subsequent offense. All DWI convictions carry fines, but they become increasingly more expensive each time you’re convicted.

Will I have to get an ignition interlock device in my vehicle?

After two or more DWI convictions in five years, it’s mandatory for an ignition interlock device to be installed in your vehicle. The device is meant to prevent you from drinking and driving.

What are the non-legal punishments I may face if convicted of DWI?

After you’ve been convicted of a DWI in Texas, you could suffer in many non-legal ways, such as having difficulty securing a job, losing some of your rights, losing eligibility for some government and housing programs, suffering family embarrassment, and more.

Speak with a Fort Worth DWI Lawyer

We hope this FAQ has helped you gain a better understanding of Texas DWI laws. If you’ve been arrested for a DWI, remember that there are defenses against conviction. You could be throwing your future away if you plead guilty prematurely.

You have a chance of reducing your charges or having them dismissed when you work with the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy. Call us at 817-605-1010 or fill out the form below to discuss your DWI case for free.


Jeff C. Kennedy was the light of hope at the end of very dark storm. He was not only able to defend my case swiftly, but had the alleged charges dismissed completely. His calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for his excellent service and I hereby recommend Jeff C. Kennedy without reservation.


Jeff Kennedy truly cares. He and his staff kept me informed all the way throughout my case and provided me with all my options and the potential outcomes for my case. When the day finally arrived to resolve my case, Jeff was able to negotiate a reduction to a lesser charge. He was well prepared and coordinated everything perfectly. Jeff is not only a good lawyer, but a good man.


I hired Mr. Jeff Kennedy to handle a DWI charge. From day one, I knew I had picked the right attorney. Jeff always took the time to answer any of my questions, treated me very professionally, and truly cared about my case. I have never been in any kind of trouble before and I was very nervous about the thought of going to trial. Jeff thoroughly explained the entire process to me and made me feel at ease. Jeff took my case to trial and the jury found me NOT GUILTY!


Jeff Kennedy is a professional, intelligent, easy-to-talk-to lawyer with an excellent understanding of how the system works. Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car. This has been my only big mistake in life so far (hopefully the last) and I am glad he was there to walk me through it. You will not regret hiring him.

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