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Texas DWI – 6 reasons why a DWI jury trial may be for you

  1. Six people have to agree on your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt (in a misdemeanor DWI, twelve in a felony DWI)
  2. In most cases, it is the only way to keep your record clean
  3. Punishment if you are found guilty will probably be almost identical to punishment if you plea guilty
  4. DPS decided to assess a surcharge of 3,000-6,000, and a jury trial may be the only way to avoid it.
  5. The "plea bargain" offered to you was not much of a bargain after all.
  6. You ARE NOT guilty! Imagine that! The policeman and the District Attorney never even contemplated this possibility.