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Texas Traffic Laws and Fines

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Driving without a license (first conviction)
up to $200
Driving without a license (second conviction)
$25-$200
Driving without a license (third convection)
$25-$500 fine and/or 72 hours to 6 months in jail
suspendion of license
not paying fine
Diving while license invalid
$200.00. and/ or suspension of your driver license (Class B misdemeanor)
Non-driving achohol-related offence by a minor (first convection)
(Class C misdemeanor)
punishable by a fine of up to $500.00, 8 to 12 hours of
community service, mandatory attendance of an alcohol awareness course, and the minor's driver license will be suspended for 30 days.
Non-driving achohol-related offence by a minor (second convection)
Class C misdemeanor,
punishable by a fine up to $500.00, 20 to 40 hours of community
service, and may be required to attend an alcohol awareness
course. The minor's driver license will be suspended for 60 days.
Non-driving achohol-related offence by a minor (third convection)
(Class B misdemeanor) punishable by a fine of $250.00-$2,000.00, 20-40 hours of community service, and/or confinement in jail not to exceed 180 days. The minor's driver license will be suspended for 180 days. Minors are not eligible for deferred disposition on the third and subsequent convictions.
A person who purchases/ sells an alcoholic beverage for a minor
$4,000.00 and/or confinement in jail for up to one year.
Having no car insurence (first convection)
$175-$350
Having no car insurence (second convection)
$350-$1000 and vehicle impoundment
Failure to obey the law regarding railroad grade crossings
$50-$200
fFailure to obey the law regarding yielding the right-of-way to school buses displaying alternating flashing lights (first convection)
$200-$1000
Failure to obey the law regarding yielding the right-of-way to school buses displaying alternating flashing lights (second convection)
license suspension up to 6 months.
Near construction and maintenance.....
Traffic fines are doubled for violations of the law that occur
in construction zones where workers are present.
Disabled Parking
(class C misdemeanr) $500
Disobeying warning signs and barricades
$1-$200 (except that fines double in a construction or maintenance
work zone when workers are present).
Possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage while in the car
increases the minimum
term of confinement by 6 days for a 1st offense.
possession an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a passenger
area of a motor vehicle
$500
DWI (first convection)
(Class B misdemeanor) Punishable as a fine not to exceed
$2,000.00, confinement in jail for 72 hours-180 days,
and a driver license suspension for 90 days-365 days. (The court may probate the jail sentence and waive the driver license suspension on the first offense ONLY. Possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage increases the minimum term of confinement by 3days to 6 days for a 1st offense.)
DWI (second conviction)
(Class A misdemeanor) Punishable by a fine not to exceed
$4,000.00, confinement in jail for 30 days-1 year, and a driver license suspension 180 days-2 years.
DWI (third conviction)
(Felony of the Third Degree) - Punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000.00, confinement in the penitentiary for 2 years-10 years, and a driver license suspension for180 days-2 years.
DWI with a child passenger under 15
(State Jail Felony) Punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000, confinement in jail for 180 days-2 years.
Intoxication Assault
(Felony of the Third Degree)Punishable by a fine not to
exceed $10,000.00, confinement in the penitentiary for 2 years-10 years, and a driver license suspension for 90 days-1 year.
Intoxication Manslaughter
(Felony of the Second Degree)Punishable by a fine
not to exceed $10,000.00, confinement in the penitentiary for 2
years-20 years, and a driver license suspension for 180 days-2 years.
Any Offense DUI by a Minor (10 years of age or older but less than 17)
Punishable by a fine up to $500.00, 40-60 hours of community service, and the minor's driver
license may be suspended
1st Offense DUI by a Minor (17 years of age or older but less than 21)
(Class C misdemeanor) Punishable by a fine of up to $500.00, 20-40 hours of community service. Attendance in an Alcohol Awareness
Course is required. The minor's driver license will be suspended for 120 days.
2nd Offense DUI by a Minor (17 years of age or older but less than 21)
(Class C misdemeanor) Punishable by a fine of up to $500.00, 40-60 hours of community service. The Alcohol Awareness Course may be
required.
3rd Offense DUI by a Minor (17 years of age or older but less than 21)
(Class B misdemeanor) Punishable by a fine of $500.00-$2,000.00, 40-60 hours of community service, and/or
confinement in jail not to exceed 180 days. (The court may not give deferred disposition on the third offense of DUI by a minor).
1st Non-driving Alcohol-Related Offense by a Minor (17 years of age or older but
less than 21
(Class C misdemeanor) Punishable
by a fine up to $500.00, 8-12 hours of community service, and mandatory attendance of an alcohol awareness course. The minor's driver license will be suspended for 30 days.
2nd Non-driving Alcohol-Related Offense by a Minor
(Class C misdemeanor) Punishable
by a fine up to $500.00, 20-40 hours of community service, and may be required to attend an alcohol awareness course. The minor's driver license will be suspended for 60 days.
3rd Non-driving Alcohol-Related Offense by a Minor (17 years of age or older but
less than 21)
(Class B misdemeanor) Punishable by a fine of $250.00- $2,000.00, 40-60 hours of community service, and/or confinement in jail not to exceed 180 days. The minor's driver
license will be suspended for 180 days. (Minors are not
eligible for deferred disposition on the third and subsequent convictions).
Failure to comply with the "What to do if you are involved in a motor vehicle crash"
Punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for up to 5 years and/or confinement in the county jail for up to 1 year; a fine not to exceed $5,000. (This is for the 1st offense. Second and subsequent offenses have enhanced penalties.)
Littering
$2,000