Fines and Penalties in Texas

The Texas Driver Responsibility Program assesses surcharges to individuals with certain traffic convictions.

Drivers who are convicted of one of the following offenses will pay a yearly surcharge for three years. No points are applied for these offenses since the surcharge is automatic upon conviction:

  • Intoxication: 1st offense, Texas or out-of-state conviction for driving, intoxication assault, or manslaughter: $1,000
  • Intoxication: 2nd, 3rd, or more offenses, Texas or out-of-state conviction for driving, intoxication assault, or manslaughter: $1,500
  • DWI with blood alcohol concentration of 0.16 or greater, Texas or out-of-state conviction: $2,000
  • Driving without insurance: $250
  • Driving while license invalid: driver license is cancelled, suspended, denied renewal, or revoked: $250
  • Driving without a license, no driver license or commercial driver license, expired license, or endorsement violation(s): $100

Surcharges are assigned based on the number of points or convictions on the driver record. Surcharges are applied in addition to other fees and do not replace a suspension, revocation, disqualification, denial, or cancellation resulting from these convictions.