Another common myth about DWI cases is that a first offense is nothing to worry too much about. Unfortunately, even misdemeanor DWI convictions can drastically impact your life. With the sophisticated background searches performed by big companies, government companies, and financial companies, you may be turned down for jobs. You will also face the effects of losing your license and damaging your driving record to face increased insurance rates and other consequences, like losing company vehicles.
Further, while nobody wants to imagine themselves in the same situation again, there is the risk of future DWIs to think about. Whether you are innocent or have made another mistake, you will face much more serious consequences for a second or third DWI. You my face jail time, or up to four years in prison for a third office. Thus, you have to do everything you can to aggressively fight a DWI case, no matter how many DWIs you have already faced.
Fortunately, skilled and experienced attorneys on your side can make all the difference. Do not give up based on the myth that you cannot win your case or save your license. Rather, contact Hollingshead & Dudley for a free consultation to find out how we can help you protect your license and your criminal record.