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3 Types of DWI

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Wilson County dwi attorneySo in Texas we have a few different variations of the DWI statute. We have a DWI 1st, we also have a DWI 2nd, and then a DWI 3rd statute if you've been previously convicted of a DWI. We have a DWI open container, which is the offense if you have a can of beer or other opened container of alcohol in the vehicle with you. We have a DWI with a child passenger under the age of 15, as well as a DWI reserved for if you have a blood-alcohol concentration that is double the legal limit.

Which DWI charge is considered to be worse?

So generally speaking, just like any other crimes, felonies are treated more seriously than misdemeanors. In DWI statutes felonies are going to be things like DWI 3rd or more as well as DWI with a child passenger, as well as anything involving a DWI and injury to another driver.

Should I plead guilty if charged with a DWI?

So if you're charged with DWI, it might feel like you've got no options -- like you have to go to court and you have to plead guilty. It couldn't be any further from the truth. DWI is unique in that it is an opinion crime, meaning that you can be arrested solely on the opinion of the arresting officer. But look, officers are just like all of us. They're human; they make mistakes; they have good days; they have bad days. If a good attorney can point out the difficulties or maybe some of the mistakes the officer was facing that day, that could make the whole difference in your case.

What should I do if I have been charged with DWI?

If find yourself charged with DWI, feel free to give us a call. We've handled hundreds if not thousands of DWI cases and we can certainly help you out in your situation.

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