Sometimes Connecticut residents travel to other states, like Texas, for business or pleasure and have the unfortunate luck to be charged with a DUI. If this happens to you, you should first find a qualified DUI lawyer in Texas, but you should also be aware of how Connecticut’s DMV will treat you upon your return.
Texas DUI Penalties
If you have been convicted of a DUI in Texas, you would be convicted of violating Sec. 49.04 of the Texas statutes.
In Texas, the penalties for DUI can range depending on the number of prior DUI offenses you have.
First offense: This offense will result in a suspension of your license for 90 days. If you complete an education course within 180 days of getting your DUI, your license will not be suspended.
Second offense: The penalty for this conviction is a license suspension for 180 days-2 years. Completing an education course will not lift your license suspension.
Third offense: The penalty for this conviction is a license suspension for 180 days-2 years. Completing an education course will not lift your license suspension.
If you are a Connecticut resident who has been charged with or convicted of DUI in Texas, you should be aware that there are repercussions on your Connecticut license in your home state in addition to any license impact in Texas as set forth above.
To fight your DUI conviction, you should hire a lawyer in both Connecticut and Texas. Attorney Ruane recommends Attorneys Doug Wilder, Chris Samuelson, and Jamie Balagia to represent you in the state of Texas.