5 Year Rule

Did you know? In the state of Texas, there is a “5 Year Rule” that is critical in second or subsequent DWIs? If it’s within 5 years from the conviction date of the PRESENT offense of DWI, to the offense date of the PREVIOUS DWI, you MUST serve 5 days in jail just to get probation on the second DWI.   If the offense date of your previous DWI is within 5 years of the offense date of your current DWI, it doesn’t matter how long the case was pending or when the conviction date was. After the end of the your... Continue reading →