How a DWI can impact your finances
If you are convicted of DWI in Texas, you will be required to pay a surcharge for three years from the date of your conviction if you want to keep your license. The surcharge, unfortunately, can hurt you in the wallet. The following is a breakdown of DWI surcharges in Texas:
- First time offender – Any DWI conviction requires a surcharge of $1,000.00 to be paid annually for three years to receive your driver's license when you are eligible to get it back.
- Second time offender (prior conviction within three years) – Any DWI conviction requires a surcharge of $1,500.00 to be paid annually for three years, in order for you to receive your driver's license back when you are eligible.
- DWI conviction in which your blood-alcohol content was 0.16 or greater – You must pay a $2,000.00 surcharge per year, for three years.
Contact our office today
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, or charged with DWI in the Houston area or anywhere in Texas, call 1-800-395-5951 or visit our office in Conroe, Texas. To reach us, complete the online contact form.