Those arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) the first time face multiple legal issues.
- Proceedings concerning license suspension and possibly a criminal trial.
- A guilty verdict can result in a fine from $390 to $1,000.
- If someone is put on probation but the terms of probation are violated, it may result in a jail sentence of up to six months.
- For those unable to get probation jail time may be imposed.
The state can suspend your license if you’re arrested for DWI if you don’t request a hearing within a specific time frame after the arrest. At this the hearing you will need to discuss whether you have prior DWI convictions, refused to take a chemical test for blood alcohol level or were over the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit.
Without a license and the ability to drive or due to time spent in jail or meeting with probation officers, would it be possible to maintain your job, pay your bills and support your family? Finding another job could also be more difficult if a DWI conviction needs to be disclosed on a job application.
If you have been charged with a first time DWI offense, don’t take it lightly. You could be facing fines, jail time and a suspended license, so you need the help of one of DWI.co.com’s DWI defense lawyers. You need to protect your rights, freedom and your ability to earn a living. Contact us today so you can have a consultation with one of our DWI defense lawyers.