Beaumont, TX asked in DUI / DWI for Texas

Q: My friend received a DWI on Sunday. This is her 5th or 6th DWI. She just finished parole last Tuesday for DWI(Texas).

Her bond has been set at 30k and she is currently in the Harris County jail. Court date is Sept 11. My question is, and I know you don't have a crystal ball. But, how much TDCJ time is she looking at serving?

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Grant St Julian III

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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Expect a sentence greater than her last one, whatever that was. Close to the 10 year max.

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Herman Martinez

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  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It really depends on the court, facts surrounding her arrest. Typically, a 3rd offender is facing 2-10 years in prison, but you indicated she just finished parole. If she has been to TDC one time her punishment is enhanced or “bumped up” to 2-20 years in prison. If she has been to TDC on two separate occasions for ANY crime(s) her punishment is raised to 25-life in prison. Therefore, it is difficult to give you a concise answer.

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