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Is a DWI a felony in Texas?

Is a DWI a felony in Texas? A DWI can be a felony in Texas. Now a lot of people don’t know this but even a first offense DWI can be a felony in Texas if there’s a child under the age of 14 in the vehicle when the person is arrested for driving while intoxicated. The other way a DWI can be a felony in Texas is if there’s two prior convictions every in a person’s lifetime for a DWI. Then it also enhances it to a felony DWI.

If you’re arrested on a third DWI even if you’re barely over .08, it’s still a felony DWI. A felony if you’re convicted is going to make you, number one, have a felony conviction on your record. Number two, you’re going to face on a third offense up to 10 years in prison.

So if you’re facing a felony DWI it’s important you find an attorney that knows what they’re doing that knows the DWI laws and the cases and what to look for when they’re fighting your case so you can attempt to keep this felony off your record.