A first DUI offense typically gives you some leeway in how you're charged and the penalties you face, but if you've found you're facing a second or third, the court will become more strict with you. Fortunately, you still have the right to a strong defense to help make sure you receive fair treatment. Your attorney may talk to you about potential defenses and will work to help you avoid penalties if possible. Here are some things you should consider when you're facing a second or third DUI.
In Texas, your first two DWI convictions are usually considered misdemeanors. However, your third DWI conviction is categorized as a third degree felony. It does not matter how long ago you received your first two convictions, they will still count as priors.