When Does The New Law Regarding DWI Deferred Adjudication Go Into Effect In Texas?
The new law that will govern deferred adjudication probation for DWI offenders goes into effect September 1, 2019. The law will not be retroactive, which means that if someone were to receive a DWI on August 30, 2019, they would not qualify for deferred adjudication probation. Anyone who is unsure as to whether or not their DWI case qualifies for deferred adjudication probation should consult with an attorney.
What DWI Charges Are Eligible For Deferred Probation Or Adjudication Under Texas Law?
Under the new law in Texas, only first-time DWI offenders will be eligible to receive deferred adjudication probation. There are many aggravating factors that may exclude eligibility, including prior DWI convictions, a blood alcohol concentration of more than twice the legal limit, the presence of a child in the vehicle at the time of the DWI, or injuring someone as a result of DWI.
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