If you get a DWI, you could be convicted. If you are, your life may take a turn for the worse, at least in the short-term.
After a conviction, you will face a few issues. First, you may lose your license, which means that you’ll need alternate transportation to get to and from work or school. In some cases, you can get a special license for work, but you’ll still need to be able to obtain insurance. If you can’t, then you won’t be able to drive legally.
Another big issue is that some employers will fire those who get arrested and convicted of DWI. Whether it’s your first DWI or not, your employer may have terms that allow them to let you go if you’re convicted of this criminal act.
Finally, you may struggle with the expense of a DWI. You’ll face fines and fees related to the DWI as well as see an increase in the cost of auto insurance (if you can get it). Other areas of your life may also be impacted. For instance, if you lose your job and have to get a new job that pays less, which costs you money in the long run.
The financial impact of a DWI conviction is real
It’s true that the financial impact of a DWI can be difficult to manage. That’s why it’s best to fight the charges against you as much as you can, so that you can avoid a DWI conviction and the penalties that come with it. Your attorney can discuss your case with you in detail to help find a resolution.