Although the criminal classification for a 1st offense DWI conviction in Texas is a misdemeanor criminal offense, there are still a few very serious consequences that come along with a conviction for the crime.
In Texas, a first time DWI conviction will result in a Class B Misdemeanor.
The potential jail sentence for a person convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor DWI offense can be anywhere from few days, 3 at a minimum, on up to a full 6 months incarceration in a county jail.
There is also the potential for the judge to assess a monetary fine as well. Any monetary fine for a first offense conviction of driving while intoxicated in the State of Texas will not exceed two thousand dollars.