Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Violation

Court Appearances for DWIs

If you are cited for a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Offense, you will be given an arraignment date either by the officer, court, or bail bondsman. This is a mandatory court appearance. Arraignments are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at 9 a.m. or Wednesdays at 5 p.m..

Not Guilty Plea

If you plea Not Guilty, you will be given a Pre-Trial hearing date to allow time to seek an attorney or apply for a court appointed attorney through Municipal Court. You will need to complete an Indigent Application (PDF). You will also be given a Trial hearing date set for a Wednesday.

Guilty or No Contest Plea

If you plea No Contest or Guilty, you will be required to sign a Waiver of Right to Counsel, giving up your right to a Trial and an Attorney. You then will be ordered to undergo an Alcohol/Substance Abuse Screening with Municipal Court. The cost for a screening is $100. A Sentencing date will be set at 8 a.m.

Actions following a DWI conviction depend on the level and number of offenses.

  1. 1st DWI - Simple
  2. 1st DWI - Aggravated
  3. 2nd DWI - Simple
  4. 2nd DWI - Aggravated

1st DWI Simple (Alcohol Level 0.15 or Less)