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We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

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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.

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We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

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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.

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What Happens if I Get a Third DWI in Texas? 

It’s easy to take a DWI offense lightly because it’s just a misdemeanor, right? Misdemeanors can’t possibly affect you in the long run.

This kind of thinking is common but inaccurate. Misdemeanor DWI convictions can affect you in big ways. For instance, a first-time misdemeanor DWI could get you jail time, probation, community service, loss of drivers license, and fines. 

In addition, that first DWI could get you fired from your job, cause you embarrassment, affect your self-esteem, and it could keep you from working certain types of jobs in the future. 

Another way a DWI affects you is it can increase penalties for future offenses. For instance, if you get a second DWI offense, your penalties will be more severe than with a first offense. If you get a third DWI, your penalties will greatly increase. So, if you get a third DWI, what are the penalties in Texas?

Penalties for a Third DWI in the State of Texas

Drunk driving is dangerous, which is why the state of Texas refuses to tolerate this sort of behavior. You will face serious consequences for a third offense. 

For starters, a third offense is a felony. If convicted, you will be looking at two to ten years in prison. You will also be fined up to $10,000 and your license will be suspended for up to two years. You will also be forced to pay a drivers license retention fee up to $2,000. In addition, you will have to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle.  

Possible Defenses

As you can see, a third DWI will change your life forever. The only way to avoid these negative consequences is to not give up too soon. You might be able to get your charges reduced or dismissed, because there are defenses against conviction of drunk driving

For instance, perhaps your rights were violated. Maybe you weren’t drinking and driving at all and there was a mistake. Maybe the evidence against you was tainted or somehow inadmissible. It’s also possible that someone used your name in the commission of a crime. 

Whatever defenses are available in your situation, a DWI lawyer from our firm wants to defend you.

Connect with a Drunk Driving Attorney in Texas

It’s not in your best interests to fool yourself into thinking that a DWI conviction won’t harm your future. It could greatly affect your life. Although there’s no way to guarantee that fighting your charge will get your case dropped, at least you have a chance. If you don’t fight for your future, no one else will.

However, you don’t have to build a defense on your own. A criminal defense lawyer at our firm can examine your situation to find the right defense for you. Reach out to The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy to discuss your options and put your future first. Call 817-605-1010 or fill out the internet contact form at the bottom of this web page.

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