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Helping You Combat DWI Charges

DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charges are serious for several reasons, and having an experienced attorney on your side can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. Here’s why:

Serious Penalties: A DWI conviction can come with a hefty list of penalties, including:

  • Jail Time: Depending on the severity of the offense, your blood alcohol content (BAC), and any prior offenses, you could face jail time ranging from a few days to several years.
  • Fines: DWIs often come with significant fines that can strain your finances.
  • Driver’s License Suspension: Having your license suspended can make it difficult to get to work, run errands, or take care of daily life.
  • Increased Insurance Rates: A DWI conviction will likely lead to a significant increase in your car insurance premiums.
  • Employment Issues: Depending on your profession, a DWI conviction could lead to job loss or difficulty finding employment.

Long-Term Consequences:  Beyond the immediate penalties, a DWI conviction can have long-term consequences.  It can stay on your record for years, potentially impacting housing opportunities, professional licenses, and even gun ownership.

Fighting The Charges

An experienced DWI attorney can help you fight the charges against you.  They can:

  • Challenge the Stop: Law enforcement must have a valid reason to pull you over. An attorney can review the circumstances of your stop and see if your rights were violated.
  • Challenge the Evidence: There are strict procedures for administering field sobriety tests and breathalyzers. An attorney can identify any errors made during testing and challenge the admissibility of the evidence.
  • Negotiate a Plea Bargain: In many cases, your attorney can negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor to reduce the charges or lessen the penalties.
  • Represent You in Court: If your case goes to trial, an experienced attorney can represent you in court and fight for the best possible outcome.

Protecting Your Future

An attorney can help you minimize the long-term consequences of a DWI conviction.  They can advise you on steps to take to get your license back and potentially get the DWI expunged from your record.

Don’t Go It Alone  

The legal system can be complex, and DWI practice varies by county.  An experienced attorney will understand the specific laws in your jurisdiction and how to navigate the court system effectively.  They can be your strongest advocate throughout the process.