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Texas DWI Surcharges

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Learn from Our Houston DWI Attorneys

A significant surcharge is just one of the potential consequences of an arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI). You may face jail time and other fines, not to mention license suspension. Fighting back is the only way to protect your interests.

DWI conviction surcharges

As of September 1st, 2019, a new law has replaced the previous surcharge structure. This law mandates that violators pay a civil fee on top of the criminal fines in the following amounts:

  • $3,000 fee for a DWI first in a 36-month period
  • $4,500 for a subsequent DWI in a 36-month period
  • $6000 if the driver had a breath or blood alcohol content level over .15.

Additionally, the DPS no longer assesses points on the Driver’s Responsibility Program for moving violations. There is no longer a point system.

For more information on DWI surcharges, click here to visit the DPS website.

You have 15 days to save your driver's license

Act fast if you've been charged with DWI or DUI in Texas. Here’s something you might not see from other Houston DWI Lawyer websites: If you've been arrested for a DWI or DUI in the state of Texas, you are facing two cases against you. The first one is the criminal case by the state of Texas, and the other is by the Texas Department of Public Safety to suspend your license.

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We have what it takes

At Thiessen Law Firm, we have the track record of success and commitment you need to set your life back on track. Led by Mark Thiessen, who is Board Certified in DWI Defense Law by the National College for DWI Defense, our Houston DWI attorneys are seasoned trial lawyers who fight to win. In fact, we have secured over 100 Not Guilty verdicts.

We are known for our meticulous preparation and aggressive defense representation in a range of DWI and other criminal matters.

You can’t afford to take a chance with your reputation and freedom. Call Thiessen Law firm today at 713.864.9000 to discover how our Houston, TX lawyers can help you.

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