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Multiple DWI Offenses in Houston, TX

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Avoid Significant Penalties with Our Seasoned DWI Defense Attorneys

When a driver has one or more prior driving while intoxicated (DWI) convictions on his or her record, this can greatly increase penalties for a new conviction. Multiple DWI offenders are given no leniency by Harris County prosecutors and judges. You will need an aggressive and experienced attorney in your corner if you are to have any chance of avoiding a conviction.

Results-driven and passionate about fighting for our clients’ interests, DWI defense specialist Mark Thiessen and the team at Thiessen Law Firm have the skill and knowledge needed to represent clients facing second, third, fourth, or subsequent DWI offenses. Our Houston multiple DWI attorneys have secured Not Guilty verdicts in the most complex and seemingly hopeless cases, even in those where blood test evidence was submitted against our clients. We fight to win and will spare no effort in defending our clients’ rights.

Penalties for a Second DWI Offense

A second DWI is charged as a Class A misdemeanor in Texas, with penalties that may include a fine of up to $4,000, a minimum of 30 days in jail, and license suspension for up to 2 years. Additionally, you may face an annual DPS surcharge of $1,000-$2,000 to be paid for 3 years, and an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.

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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A Third DWI Is a Felony Offense in Houston

A third DWI is far more serious and is charged as a third-degree felony, punishable by:

  • Up to 10 years in prison
  • A fine of up to $10,000
  • 2-year license suspension
  • $1,000-$2,000 annual surcharge for 3 years
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device installation

Thank you, Mark, for saving my career.

I’m in medical sales, so when I was wrongly accused and my career was on the line, I called the best: Mark Thiessen. Mark came highly referred to me from my friends. After reading his reviews on line and meeting him in his office, I knew I could trust Mark to fight for me. Every time he walks in the court the DAs, Judge and staff all greet him. I was honestly proud that was my lawyer when he came in.

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Unlike other states that have a limited “lookback period” to see whether you have any prior DWI convictions, in Texas your entire driving history is taken into account. Even if you have a prior DWI from 10 or more years ago, it will be taken into consideration and you will face the increased penalties associated with a subsequent DWI conviction. This makes retaining a top-notch attorney all the more important to your future.

Our Houston 2nd, 3rd, and 4th DWI lawyers have a track record of results that shows our true commitment and skill. Put us in your corner and you can rest assured that you have the most advanced team fighting for you. Our founding attorney, Mark Thiessen, is also Board Certified in DWI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense.

Contact Thiessen Law Firm at 713.864.9000 or request a free case evaluation online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ease your concerns and protect your freedom.

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