Aug 1, 2014 @ 07:51 PM — by Jason Trumpler, P.C.
Courts in Texas are getting very serious about Driving While Intoxicated (#DWI). A 3rd Offense or more in Texas is normally a 3rd degree felony. That being said, like all felonies it can be enhanced. Every final conviction you have always opens you up to the collateral consequence of enhancements. If you read the article, this is the woman’s 3rd FELONY DWI. This means she had two prior final felony convictions. A third or subsequent DWI is usually punishable as a 3rd Degree felony. If you have one prior final felony conviction, it can be enhanced as to a second degree felony. If you have two prior final felony convictions, it can be enhanced to a first degree felony. A first degree felony carries with it a minimum of 5 years in prison with a maximum of life or 99 years.