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The monetary cost of a DWI in Texas is on a first offense up to $2,000.00 fine, on a second offense the fine can be up to $4,000.00 but what you typically see is the prosecutor is willing to lower the fine to $200 – 400.00, and the rest of its probated. So if you do probation and you complete your probation then the rest of it goes away.

Probation fees are $60.00 a month so if you’re doing probation you have to pay that fee every month to remain on probation.

Your license will have surcharges you’ll have to pay every year for three years in order to keep a driver’s license. Hiring an attorney may seem like a really big expense at once but, if convicted, this DWI will stay on your record forever. So by hiring an experienced DWI attorney in Austin who’s focus is in Austin, who knows the courts here, who knows how the officers do here in Austin, you know you have somebody looking over your case and someone on your side during this very stressful time.


At Stephen T Bowling, Austin DWI Lawyer, we understand a DWI conviction is costly professionally and fiscally.

Proven Defense by a Former Law Enforcement Officer

Many people who are charged with an Austin DWI just assume there is no way to fight it. They think the best they can hope for is a smaller fine or a reduction in the amount of time they lose their license. We focus on defending anyone accused of a DWI. With the right legal counsel, there are other outcomes. Depending on the facts of the case, what if

  • Instead of months of suspension, you don’t lose your license at all?
  • Instead of making a deal for probation, you never get convicted?
  • Instead of having a DWI conviction, your record stays clean?
  • Instead of cutting bad deals, you get a vigorous DWI defense?

While every case depends on the facts and circumstances at play, mounting an aggressive defense to DWI charges may be your best option. The Austin Criminal Defense attorneys at Stephen T Bowling, P.C., handle all drunk driving cases, defending clients in both the criminal proceedings and driver’s license hearings.

Don’t trust just anyone with your DWI defense. Contact the law firm of Stephen T Bowling, PC, by e-mail or call us at 512-599-9000 to schedule your free consultation with an Austin DWI lawyer to discover some strategies we pursue in defending Austin Driving While Intoxicated cases.

We offer payment plans and accept major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

DWI Case Factors

What is Intoxicated?
What is “operating” a motor vehicle?
What is a “Public Place”?
Drugged Driving
DWI Penalties
DWI with a Child under 15
DWI with a BAC over 0.15
DWI with Open Container
14 day Driver’s License Requirement

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