The purpose of the Tarrant County
DWI court is to assist chronic drunken drivers with their rehabilitation.
Judge Sharen Wilson created several years ago the DWI court also known
as the Felony Alcohol Intervention Project. There are approximately 78,000
drivers in Texas that have three or more convictions. In Texas, the
third DWI is a third-degree felony which would result in up to ten years prison
(a two year minimum) if convicted.
Each conviction after that will result in enhanced penalties.
Tarrant County has 175 probationers in the program. All FAIP participants
accept a plea bargain for a seven-year prison sentence that will be probated
to four years. If their probation is revoked then they go to prison for
seven years. The conditions of the probation are stiff, however, upon
completion the participants will have a chance at conquering their drinking
issues that plague them.
This a good program ran by Judge Wilson and the Tarrant County District
Attorneys office. If you are charged with a
contact a Plano DWI attorney to represent you. If you think you might qualify
for this program, give us a call and we will evaluate your case for free.