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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.