DUI: Zero Tolerance

Consumption While Driving:
It is illegal for a minor to drive while having any detectable amount of alcohol in the minor's system.

The following penalties shall be imposed:

First Offense:

  • Class C misdemeanor: $0 - $500

  • Alcohol awareness course

  • 20 - 40 hours community service

  • 30 days ineligible for occupational license

Second Offense:

  • Class C misdemeanor: $0 - $500

  • Possible alcohol awareness course

  • 40 - 60 hours community service

  • 120 days driver's license suspension

  • 90 days ineligalbe for occupational license

Third Offense (Under 17):

  • 180 days driver's license suspension

  • Ineligible for occupational license

  • Juvenile court-delinquent conduct

  • Criminal court-adjudicated as an adult

Third Offense (17 - Older):

  • Class B misdemeanor: $500 - $2,000 fine

  • Confinement in jail up to 180 days

  • 180 days driver's license suspension

  • Ineligible for occupational license

**Source: Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission & Texas Department of Transportation