Probation is a binding agreement between you and the judge where the judge agrees not to send you to jail on a DWI conviction (if you please guilty, for example) in exchange for your agreement to fulfill the terms of your Texas DWI probation. This period of time is called the “probationary period”. It can be up to 2 years on a Texas DWI first offense, but we routinely do much better than that for our DWI clients who are facing overwhelming evidence of intoxication and have no other way out.
Texas DWI Probation Requirements- DWI Penalties and Consequences:
- Report to the probation officer assigned to you monthly.
- Pay fines, court costs, and monthly probation fees.
- Attend a Texas DWI Education class.
- Attend a (VIP) Victim Impact Panel (this is a class designed to educate individuals on the effects of DWI’s-it typically lasts about 3 to 3 ½ hours).
- Take a Substance Abuse Evaluation (SAE)- this can be tricky, failing this evaluation could mean thousands of dollars in Court ordered therapy.
- Maintain a job and support all of your dependents.
- Take random urinalysis.