If you have been charged with a crime, you are still not guilty unless and until you have been convicted. However, some of the harsh DWI bond conditions imposed in Texas may make you question that assumption.
There are numerous conditions and fees that are likely to be imposed on your DWI bond conditions in Texas.
We have previously noted how a DWI can cost you as much as $17,000. Those charges will start if you are released on bond.
Some of the fees and charges you are likely to face if you are charged with a DWI in Texas include:
For a first DWI offense, bond conditions are typically a matter of discretion for the court. But, if you are charged with a second offense of DWI in Texas or an initial offense of intoxicated assault, or manslaughter in the Lone Star State, you must install a vehicle ignition interlock device on your vehicle and are not permitted to operate a car without one. Even in cases of second-time drug offenders, an ignition interlock device must be installed.
A recent law enacted in Texas, allows first-time DWI offenders to retain their driver’s license if they have an ignition interlock device fitted, states the Texas Department of Public Safety.
A restricted interlock fee must be paid along with reinstatement fees.
If you are charged with a DWI, you are likely to face thousands in fees to meet DWI bond conditions. They court also has the discretion to impose certain conditions on you, including:
DWI bond conditions can increase the burden you face in an already stressful situation. Some are mandatory but others may be voluntary. While most of the conditions will push you further into debt, some may help you when the court considers your case if you have complied with the conditions.
Our experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorneys can help you and make a case for some of the harshest conditions not to be imposed.
Please call the Medlin Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation at (682) 204-4066.