Probation for a DWI Conviction

If you are placed on probation for a Driving While Intoxicated offense in Texas, you will be required to complete several classes and be required to complete several other conditions required by State law and local Judges. These requirements vary from county to county and judge to judge. The typical probation requirements are:

1) Meet with a probation officer once a month for the duration of your probationary term and pay a monthly probation fee of approximately $40-100 per month;

2) Do not drink alcohol during your probationary term;

3) Do not leave the State or County without permission from your probation officer;

4) Complete a DWI Education class;

5) Complete a DWI Victim Impact panel;

6) Complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with any terms and conditions of the evaluation;

7) Complete Random Uranalysis test during the probationary term. These tests typically cost $60 per test and your probation officer can require unlimited tests during your probationary period;

8) Complete community service hours anywhere from 24 hours and to 200 hours;

9) Complete any other conditions set by the Judge or the State.

If you are convicted of a second offense DWI, a Felony DWI or a first offense DWI with a blood or breath test over a .15:

1) You will be required to have an ignition interlock device in any vehicle you drive; AND

2) You will have to serve a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 180 days in jail as terms and conditions of probation.

If you violated ANY term or condition of probation, your probation could be revoked by the court and you cold be placed in jail for up to the maximum amount of time required by law.

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