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Texas DWI laws
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Ten Mistakes 

How to avoid 10 of the biggest mistakes most people make after being arrested for Drunk Driving.

Police Mistakes

Mistakes the police make . . . and how they can help you.

What Happens Next After A DWI Arrest?
There are usually both Motor Vehicle & Court Proceedings required when a DWI or Drunk Driving citation has been issued.

DWI Facts

A Summary of Texas Administrative License Suspension Laws DWI and "Administrative License Revocation" in the State of Texas

DWI and DL Suspension Victories

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If You're Still Undecided About Fighting Your Texas DWI - -

Please Read This.............
A DWI Conviction Could Cost You:       
I've found that most people have a
serious misconception about the
cost of their DWI.

They believe that pleading guilty is going to save them money over the cost of hiring an attorney and fighting the charge. Better think again.

This is a table showing the costs
of a DWI conviction here in Texas.
Cost to Tow Your Car $150.00
Average Fine $500
Community Service Hours
(at Min. wage)
Probation Fees $1,488.00
License Reinstatement Fee $125
Add These Probable Additional Costs
Alcohol Education Classes $135
Auto Insurance Increase Varies *
Minimum DWI Surcharge' $3,000

As you can see, the average cost for just pleading guilty is at least $5,207.00, not including your attorney fees, or how much your insurance company will surcharge you. That could be an additional $1,000.00 or more a year for three years.

In addition, you need to seriously keep possible jail time in mind. For a first offense, you probably won't get any jail time. But if you ever get arrested and convicted for a 2nd DWI offense, you're looking at mandatory jail time of 3 to 30 days.

Not too pleasant a picture, is it?

On the other hand, if you fight and are successful in keeping a DWI conviction off your record, you can avoid these charges, plus the raise in your insurance rates.

So let me ask you quite simply . . . can you afford not to fight the charge?

Because, you see, even without attorney costs, you're still looking at up to a minimum of $5,206.14 in non-attorney costs. And you'll always have the DWI conviction on your record. And this could seriously hurt you now and in the future.

* does not include the gouging you will get from your insurance company when it is time to renew your policy, and that is if they don't cancel your policy all together.

' The DWI Surcharge could be as high as $6,000.00, depending on the facts of your case.


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