A DWI 2nd is a more serious offense compared to DWI 1st or DWI 1st with BAC greater than .15. In addition to proving the things necessary for a DWI 1st, the state must also prove there is a conviction on your record for any DWI type of offense. A DWI 2nd is a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum jail sentence of 30 days and a fine of up to $5,000 on top of court costs and possibly up to $4,500 to keep your driver’s license.
If this is your second DWI arrest, the consequences are clearly more severe. You need a lawyer like RC Pate who has experience with past offenders.
If you or someone you know finds themselves faced with a DWI 2nd, encourage that person to get a lawyer. Contact The Law Office of RC Pate for unmatched experience. We’re the attorney other lawyers call on for assistance with serious DWI cases. Call us at (210) 718-0271 to get started with a free consultation.