If you are 21 years of age or older at the time of the violation and convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), a court may require one or all of the following:
Additionally, you will be required to comply with all Driver Responsibility Program surcharges.
If you are under 21 years of age at the time of the violation and are convicted of DWI you will receive a one-year driver license suspension (subsequent alcohol related offenses may result in an 18 month suspension). Prior to the renewal or issuance of your driver license, you must complete each of the following:
A minor may receive a 90-day driver license suspension if the convicting court orders community supervision that requires the installation of an ignition interlock device. You will be required to apply for an Interlock Restricted driver license to be eligible to drive.
The convicting court may also require the completion of a 12-hour class in an authorized Alcohol Education Program (failure to complete this class will result in an additional 180 day suspension and a $100 reinstatement fee).
Minors who are convicted of any of the following offenses will receive a 30-day suspension for the first offense, a 60-day suspension for the second offense, and a 180-day suspension for the third offense.
If you hold a commercial driver license and are convicted of DWI, your CDL will be disqualified.
Approved Alcohol Education Program classes may be located through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Online courses are not acceptable.
You may receive a suspension for a DWI conviction and a suspension for a blood or breath test refusal or failure resulting from the same arrest.
For more information on submitting compliance and fees to the Department, visit the Reinstating your Driver License or Driving Privilege webpage.
To check the status of your driver license or to determine if you are eligible for reinstatement, visit the License Eligibility webpage. This page will provide you with information on what you will need to reinstate your driver license or driving privilege, including any fees you may owe. Once all compliance items have been processed and your mandatory suspension period has ended, your driver eligibility status will be updated to reflect "eligible".
For more information on alcohol-related offenses, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.