I Was Just Charged with my Second DWI. What Happens Now?

While the maximum criminal penalties for a second DWI do not vary based on whether your BAC is at or over 0.16, the administrative sanctions are more severe if you test at twice the legal limit or higher.

Administrative Sanctions

In addition to criminal penalties, DWI carries administrative (or civil) penalties. Because of the implied consent laws, a driver may be subject to these penalties EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT CONVICTED of a crime unless they TAKE PROMPT ACTION to prevent license revocation.