Criminal Conviction Suspension Attorney In Fort Bend County
If you are convicted of a first offense DWI, receive probation and are required to take a Texas DWI education course you will not lose your license as a result of the criminal conviction itself, so long as you successfully complete the terms of your probation. In the event, you are convicted but do not receive a probated sentence your driver’s license will be automatically suspended for a period of 90 days to 1 year. The judge has discretion over how long the suspension will actually last. The suspension must begin no later than 30 days from the date of conviction.
DWI Criminal Conviction Suspensions And Probation
Persons convicted of a subsequent DWI and who are granted probation may be restricted to the operation of a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device. The interlock is a breath alcohol testing device which is connected to a car’s ignition system. Before starting the car, the driver must blow into the device which then analyzes the specimen to determine the alcohol content. If the alcohol content is above the specified amount, the vehicle will not start. Similarly, at random intervals, while the vehicle is being operated, the interlock will request additional breath specimens for analysis. All test results are recorded and available to court personnel.
A second DWI which is punished as a class A misdemeanor but for which probation is not granted will result in an automatic suspension of not less than 180 days or more than one year.