How Multiple DWIs Can Affect Your Future

Despite our attempts to use our best judgment and make rational decisions, it is only human of us to make mistakes. However, those mistakes can have lasting impacts that define the rest of our lives. If you’ve experienced the pain and punishment of a DWI before, then you are likely familiar with the legal consequences that follow. Even more so, you probably understand the further complications that can result from it. There are various factors in your personal and professional life that can be damaged by a DWI conviction.

Although you may try to learn from your mistakes, it is not uncommon for the offense to be repeated in the future. If you were previously charged with a DWI in San Antonio and receive another charge later in life, the penalties of a repeat offense can be harsher than those of a first-time offender.

Penalties for Multiple DWI Convictions

If you are facing your second DWI offense, the potential consequences you may face include:

  • A jail sentence of up to one year
  • Jail time even with a probated sentence
  • Mandatory breath test device installed on your car (ignition interlock)
  • Up to two years of a suspended license
  • Fine of up to $4,000
  • Multiple courses and meetings related to alcohol and substance abuse
  • Community service
  • Annual penalty, or surcharge, for three years of up $1,500 to keep your license

If you are facing your third DWI offense, the potential consequences you may face include:

  • Fine of up to $10,000
  • Prison sentence between two and ten years
  • Jail time even with a probated sentence
  • Mandatory breath test device installed on your car (ignition interlock)
  • Annual penalty, or surcharge, for three years of up $2,000 to keep your license

Finding an Attorney You Can Trust

If you are facing two, three or more DWI convictions, it is important that you contact my office immediately for legal assistance. With my knowledge and expertise in the courtroom, I have the needed skills to build you a strong defense and get you the optimal outcome. It is important to remember that DWI testing methods are not perfect, and your rights may have been violated. You have the right to refuse to talk to the police without a qualified attorney present, so exercise your rights and seek my legal counsel today.