Driver’s License Suspension

When arrested for DWI in Texas, your license can be suspended…twice in the same case.

It is possible to prevent your license from being suspended after conviction of a first offense.

If arrested for your first DWI offense, you give a breath specimen and you are found to have a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more, your license CAN be suspended for 90 days.

If you refuse to give a breath or blood specimen, your license CAN be suspended for 180 days.

So they give you an incentive to give up evidence against yourself. Is saving 90 days on a driver’s license suspension worth a DWI conviction? Certainly not.