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

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

| Jun 30, 2017 | Criminal Defense, DWI, DWI Nondisclosure 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.

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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
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because of a simple mistake.