Plano Criminal Defense Attorney

DWI License Consequences for Adults & Minors in Texas

DWI License Consequences for Adults & Minors in Texas

Drivers License Suspensions following a DWI Arrest

In Texas, you will lose your driver's license if you fail or refuse to take the Breath Test

The only question is, "for how long?" The answer depends on two things: (1) your age, and (2) whether you failed or refused to take the Breathalyzer Test.

FOR ADULTS (21 and up)

If you failed the Breathalyzer Test (blew .08 or above), you will lose your license for:

90 days, if you have no alcohol or drug related "enforcement contacts" on your driving record within ten years prior to the date of the offense.

One year, if you have one or more alcohol or drug related "enforcement contacts" on your driving record within ten years prior to the date of the offense.

If you refused to take the Breathalyzer Test, you will lose your license for: 180 days, if you have no alcohol or drug related "enforcement contacts" on your driving record within ten years prior to the date of the offense.

Two years, if you have one or more alcohol or drug related "enforcement contacts" on your driving record within ten years prior to the date of the offense.

FOR MINORS (under 21)

If you failed the Breathalyzer Test, you will lose your license for:

60 days, if you have one or more alcohol or drug related "enforcement contacts" on your driving record within ten years prior to the date of the offense.

120 days, if you have one alcohol or drug related "enforcement contacts" on your driving record within ten years prior to the date of the offense.

180 days, if you have two or more alcohol or drug related "enforcement contacts" on your driving record within ten years prior to the date of the offense.

* note: Any detectable amount of alcohol for a minor result in a failure of the

Breathalyzer Test.

If you refused to take the Breathalyzer Test, you will lose your license for the same period of time as an Adult.

Categories