Understanding DWI Conviction Fines

Understanding DWI Conviction Fines

Charlie discusses DWI fines in Texas, previously termed surcharges. These fines, ranging from $3,000 to $6,000, are imposed upon conviction, applicable to both probation and jail sentences.


Q: What are the DWI Conviction Fines in Texas?

A: DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) Conviction Fines in Texas range from $3,000 to $6,000, depending on the specific circumstances of the conviction.

Q: When are these fines imposed?

A: These fines are imposed upon conviction for a DWI offense, and they apply to both probation and jail sentences.

Q: Can these fines be waived?

A: Yes, judges in Texas have the discretion to waive these fines for individuals who are deemed indigent.

Q: What happens if I'm convicted in Travis County?

A: In Travis County, individuals convicted of DWI are typically required to establish a payment plan to settle these fines.

Q: What if I am unable to pay the DWI fines?

A: If you are unable to pay the DWI fines, you will receive continuous reminders. However, unlike probation fees and court costs, non-payment of DWI fines does not lead to severe legal consequences.

Q: Are there differences between DWI fines and other legal financial obligations?

A: Yes, there is a significant difference. While DWI fines result in reminders for non-payment, failing to pay probation fees and court costs can lead to serious legal issues.