What Happens When I Get a Second DWI?

So when you get a second DWI it's really similar to a first offense DWI the difference is the court is going to mandate as part of your bond that you have what's called an ignition interlock device on your car, which is the blowing machine. And that's going to be on there pending the resolution of your case. The severity between a first offense DWI and a second DWI is a first offense with a blood alcohol level under a .15 is a class B misdemeanor, which is one-step above a traffic ticket but it has a stigma of DWI. A second offense is always a class A misdemeanor. In a first offense with a BAC over .15 is also a class A. So they're kind of equal in itself the difference is the interlock device requirement. Sometimes the judges won't do it on a first offense where on the second offense they're going to have to have it no matter what their BAC was. It's important you find an attorney that knows what they're doing that knows the DWI laws and the cases and what to look for when they're fighting your case.


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