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Experienced Guidance for Your Second DWI Offense

Free Consultation with a Plano DWI Attorney

DWI stands for "driving while intoxicated" and is a serious offense in Texas. It is also known as DUI or OUI and can lead to severe penalties and steep fines. A first DUI offense can result in serious consequences, but when you already have a DUI conviction on your record, the results will be even steeper. Because statistically most deadly DWI accidents are caused by repeat drunk drivers, lawmakers look to crackdown on anyone arrested for DUI who has previously been convicted.

If you have been arrested for DWI, it is vital that you contact an experienced Plano defense attorney right away at (214) 855-7737 and schedule a free consultation. The professionals at The Wilder Firm are here to defend you.

Understanding the DWI Charges

A second DWI offense, even if you had a BAC slightly over the legal limit, is always more serious than a first time DWI offense.

Second-time offenders can expect:

  • More jail time and probation
  • Steeper fines
  • Greater long-term consequences

If you are stopped by police while driving in Texas and evaluated for DWI, you will be charged if your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is over the legal limit of .08%. If you are under the legal drinking age of 21, you can be charged for drinking and driving if you have any amount of alcohol in your system. You can be arrested for driving while intoxicated by drugs as well. Any type of DWI charge that occurs after you have previously been convicted of a DWI is a serious offense.

2nd DWI Penalties in Texas

A 2nd DWI offense can lead to consequences that are even harsher than your first offense. For every prior conviction on your record, your sentence will be stricter. That is why it is vital for you to contact a Plano criminal defense attorney to defend you.

A second Plano DWI conviction can result in:

  • Fines up to $4,000
  • 1 month to 1 year of jail time
  • Up to 2 years of license suspension
  • A surcharge for keeping your license
  • DWI education

You could have to install an ignition interlock device (IID), which forces you to test your BAC level before starting your car and periodically while driving. All of these penalties are severe, so make sure that you hire an experienced legal professional to help you.

Let The Wilder Firm Fight for You

The Plano DWI attorneys at The Wilder Firm are dedicated to not only helping you with your case but assisting you in your fight. We have an in-depth understanding of Texas DWI law and what it takes to beat the charges. The main evidence in most DWI cases is sobriety test results. There are many circumstances that can lead to flawed sobriety test results.

Our attorneys will work to expose these flaws and challenge the validity of your arrest. If you or a family member have been arrested for a second DWI in Texas, call us at (214) 855-7737.

Our Commitment


    Notification of all Court settings and updates in writing, as well as assistance preparing for your DWI court appearance.


    A full investigation will be conducted into all the facts of your case. Our goal is to develop the best possible defense for your case.


    All calls will be returned by a member of our firm by the end of the next business day. You will also have immediate call or text access with us.


    A trial conference will be conducted in our office to ensure that we can properly & effectively discuss the facts of your case.