Penalties for Drunk Driving in Texas
In Texas, a
DWI charge may be accompanied by a broad range of ramifications in addition
to the actual criminal penalties. One such consequence is the confiscation
of the driver's vehicle. This will result immediately upon the arrest
of an individual suspected of DWI. Vehicle impoundment is used in many
states as a punishment for the violation of DUI and DWI laws. When a vehicle
is impounded by the state, the individual charged will be responsible
for reclaiming it.
Some states around the country include lengthened periods of vehicle impoundment
in a defendant's formal sentence upon conviction of a DWI. While the
state of Texas does not specifically include impoundment as a punishment
for conviction, the vehicle of the individual will be seized upon their
arrest and taken to the pound. The defendant can later reclaim their vehicle
at the pound.
Get the Help of a Skilled Plano DWI Attorney
Reclaiming your vehicle after being arrested for DWI can be expensive.
All costs involving the transportation and storage of your vehicle will
be your responsibility to pay, regardless of whether you are eventually
found guilty of the charges brought against you or acquitted of all the charges.