Texas DWI With Child Passenger

A very common aggravating factor in Texas DWI cases is the presence of a child passenger. Even if a person has never been charged with DWI before, if they are charged with DWI with a passenger who is younger than 15, the offense under Section 49.045 of the Texas Penal code is a state jail felony (rather than a Class B misdemeanor under 49.04(b)). In all DWI cases it is important to have a Texas DWI lawyer working with you for the best possible outcome.

 

Sec. 49.045. DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED WITH CHILD PASSENGER.

(a) A person commits an offense if:

(1) the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place; and

(2) the vehicle being operated by the person is occupied by a passenger who is younger than 15 years of age.

(b) An offense under this section is a state jail felony.

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