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First Time DWI Offenders in Texas Now Eligible for Deferred Adjudication

Posted by Jessica McDonald | Sep 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

First Time DWI Offenders In Texas Now Eligible for Deferred Adjudication

By Jessica McDonald, Criminal Trial Attorney in Greenville, Texas

In a new law that took effect September 1, 2019, first time DWI offenders in Texas are now eligible for deferred adjudication.  This means if a person successfully completes deferred probation, the charge will be dismissed at the end of the probation term and will not be entered into their criminal record.

Once put on probation, the defendant will be required to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle drives. If the defendant blows at least a .03 BAC level, the car will not start, and they will violate their probation.

If a first-time DWI offender has a BAC of .15 or higher, causes an accident, or causes injury, is charged with drunk driving, they are not eligible for deferred adjudication.

If you or someone you know have been charged with DWI, call our office today for a free consultation.

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Jessica McDonald

Jessica McDonald is an experienced divorce lawyer and an experienced trial attorney in all areas of criminal and family law.


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