Legal Question in DUI Law in Texas

My husband was sentenced to 4 years for his 4th DWI will he have to serve all 4 years or is it 2 for 1?

Asked on 5/14/11, 7:33 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Gary Thomas Gary Thomas Law Office, P.C.

It is not two for one in TDC. My own understanding is that people are serving about a quarter of their sentences for crimes like DWI; but that is second hand. I had a client just serve about 10 months on a two year sentence on a 6th DWI.

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Answered on 5/14/11, 5:38 pm
Cynthia Henley Cynthia Henley, Lawyer

It is not 2 for 1. And you are correct to be concerned about whether he will get a serve-all. That happens frequently in lower punishment cases, particularly involving DWI. It will depend on many factors including his record and behavior.

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Answered on 5/15/11, 3:57 pm


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