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Question: How Much Does a DWI Cost in Texas?


In Texas, a DWI cost will vary dramatically, depending on what the breath test result was, what number DWI it is, and what county or city you got the DWI in. Fines will range anywhere from the low end of $300, up to $1,000. Court costs are in the range of $300 to $500. Probation runs roughly $30 a month. Probation can last, on the low end of six months to two years for a misdemeanor, and up to 10 years for a felony. Those costs can vary quite a bit.
DWI Costs
There are also surcharges that DPS puts on your driver’s license. Those surcharges last three years, and they range from $1,000 to $2,000 a year. It’s really hard to get a solid number of what a DWI would cost, but I think it’s safe to say on the low end, $3,000 to $5,000 would be the absolute minimum. The high end would be $10,000 or more. Of course, if you have your case thrown out, dismissed, or you win at trial, you don’t have any of those costs other than attorney’s fees.

Were you or a loved one arrested for drunk driving and have questions about DWI costs in Texas? Contact a San Antonio DWI attorney at Rush & Gransee today for a consultation on your case and all of your potential defenses. Let our experience work for you.

Attorney Kurt Gransee has been consistently voted as one of San Antonio’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in a poll of Lawyers and has also been selected as one of San Antonio’s best DWI defense lawyers.  Attorney Kurt Gransee was previously a Bexar County DWI Task Force Prosecutor and has tried over 100 DWI’s and defended hundreds of people charged with DWI. Attorney Kurt W. Gransee has achieved the highest rating of superb on Avvo.

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Successful Case Defending a DWI Charge

Corey J. – Our client was stopped by a deputy for going 17 miles an hour over the speed limit.  The officer put in his report that the client had glassy eyes, slurred speech, and a strong order of alcohol coming from his breath.  When asked on a scale of 1 to 10 how drunk was he, my client stated, “a 3 or 4”.   Clients breath test came back as .127.  First, we won his driver’s license hearing so that he kept his driving privileges.  We then filed a motion to suppress and set it for a hearing challenging the officers probable cause and arrest.  The Court ruled in our favor resulting in all the charges being dismissed.

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