El Paso, TX asked in DUI / DWI for Texas

Q: What is the statue of limitations for a DWI in Texas

I was arrested on March 20th 2015 and had not heard anything from the courts. recieved a letter stating that i have to e in court on March 28th for arraignment and pretrial even though it has een more than 2 years since my arrest. What can I do?

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Anna Summersett
Anna Summersett
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The Statue of Limitations for a standard Class B Misdemeanor DWI is 2 years. There are several things that could toll the limitation period: an active arrest warrant or case filing for example. If you were called for court March 28th, it is likely your case was filed sometime before that date. You will want to check with the county clerk's office on a filing date then consult an attorney to see if there are any events in your case that could toll the statute of limitations. You can learn more about the Statute of Limitations at https://www.versustexas.com/criminal/statute-of-limitations/. Good luck!

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