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Texas DWI penalties: You could find yourself in deep trouble

It doesn't matter where you are in the United States, driving while intoxicated is a serious crime that can lead you toward a punishment that changes your life in many ways.

The best way to deal with a DWI penalty in the state of Texas is to avoid an arrest in the first place. And, of course, the best way to do this is to never drink and drive.

Your child has been arrested - now what?

One of the worst calls you can receive as a parent is one from the local Denton police department telling you that your child is under arrest. Resulting emotions often range from anger to shame to guilt, with a healthy side of panic thrown in. After such a call, you may be wondering what to do next or what rights your child has in Texas. One of the first things you should do is learn as much as you can about your child's charges. Knowing the full scale of the situation can help you decide what to do next.

When it comes it certain juvenile crimes, such as drug possession, a Texas court can take a very strict stance. Your child might be facing expensive court fees, fines, jail time and probation if the courts hands down a conviction. For some basic information on what you can expect, read further.

Infraction vs. Misdemeanor vs. Felony: What’s the difference?

If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, facing the criminal justice system can be daunting. To navigate this difficult time, one of the most important steps you can take is to understand the criminal charges that have been made and know their potential consequences.

The court system has several different categories for crime, usually based on severity. There are three main classifications: Infractions, misdemeanors and felonies. All three categories have subtle distinctions. Here, we’ll list the main differences between infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies:

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