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DWI With a Minor

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Definition - What does DWI With a Minor mean?

Drivers who are arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) with a minor in the car may be charged with severe DWI penalties. State laws for DWI with a minor vary, but in some states the penalties can include fines up to $10,000 and jail time up to two years. In Texas, a minor is considered any child under the age of 15, and the charge is a felony instead of a misdemeanor. Drivers who have been arrested for DWI with a minor should contact a DWI lawyer as soon as possible.

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