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Q: I have a class a dwi first offense in Texas what is the shortest jail sentence I can serve for this

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Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Some courts will give you Time served. You will lose your driver's license if you are convicted,

Jose A. Ceja
Jose A. Ceja
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: A time-served is essentially the judge sentencing you to the time you were *already* in jail as your sentence, with no further jail time required. Unlike a repeat DWI, this is an option for a first-time DWI. You should note that by law, a "time-served" carries a driver's license suspension a potential fine, and a "superfine" from the State. You should also know that accepting a time-served will lead to a permanent conviction on your record that can never be expunged or sealed. Good luck to you.

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