If you have been arrested for DWI Child Passenger, then you need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can provide the best legal defense for a drunk driving offense.
If you have been arrested in Texas for Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger under the age of 15, you will be charged with a state jail felony, which is punishable by not less than six months and up to two years in state jail, and/or a $10,000 fine. It is possible to get probation which can last as long as five years, and there is no early termination of DWI probation.
(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.