DWI/DUI Attorney in Corsicana, Texas

What are the levels of DWI under Texas law?

Corsicana, TX criminal defense attorney Steve Keathley talks about the levels of DWI under Texas law.

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well you have a the general level that I
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would say most people are familiar with
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the general public or god forbid if
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you’ve had no the circumstance with a
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family member or friend or you
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personally yourself typically people
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understand that they are misdemeanors
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and punished at a misdemeanor level at
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being the lowest form of one of the
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lowest forms of criminal responsibility
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in Texas law a second DWI will raise you
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still in the misdemeanor realm of
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punishment with it but with more severe
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consequences that will come into play
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like mandatory jail time ignition
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interlocks on your vehicle more
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ramifications of lengthening time of
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license suspension and a number of other
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negative consequences if you have if
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you’re been accused of your second
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excuse me
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third or more DWI then it starts getting
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into the very serious realm all DWI
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accusations are serious but when it
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comes to severely or more dramatically
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affect your liberty or potential of more
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damaging outcome for the individual
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that’s when you’re talking about a third
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or more which is punished as a third
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degree felony and that involves
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potentially incarceration and a Texas
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prison system that’s where that’s where
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you really really need to ratchet in and
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pay attention as in all levels of ewi
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obviously but but the stakes are much
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higher at that level

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