First-time DWI Offenders Offered Second Chance Thanks to New Texas Law

Governor Greg Abbott recently signed a law in Texas allowing a second chance to people who are first-time offenders of a DWI. This law only applies to people who did not cause an accident or any harm to people because of their unsafe driving, and the driver must also only have a blood alcohol content of .14 or less. What will happen next as a result of this law is almost a sort of DWI forgiveness affect, in which your record will be sealed from the public and no future or potential employers will be privy to your one-time mistake.

Law enforcement will still be able to track your criminal record and see your DWI, but it won’t directly affect you in your personal and professional life. If you are convicted of a DUI or DWI once more, the privileges of this law will be revoked and you will face the standard consequences of a repeat DWI. However, as long as this is a mistake that remains firmly in the past, you will be able to move forward without being branded for life with something you very much regret. The purpose of this law is to give offenders a second chance in the hopes it will keep them vigilant and far less likely to repeat the mistake, as many lawyers and officials believe many positive outcomes will follow.

Contact Our Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

We at Paul Kubosh, Attorney at Law, are a determined and dedicated group of Harris County criminal defense lawyers who understand exactly how much is on the line when you are facing criminal charges, especially for a DUI. Our legal team has the experience and tenacity to successfully guide you throughout this entire process, and our goal is helping bring you the best possible results. We know you are putting us in your trust when you ask us to represent you, which is why we take each case seriously and work tirelessly to make sure your life isn’t adversely affected because of a simple mistake.

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