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The Repercussions of a DWI

The Repercussions of a DWI

You Face More Than Legal Consequences with a DUI Conviction

A DWI arrest has the ability to significantly alter the course of your life. While a conviction is known to bring penalties such as license suspension, fines, and jail time, the ramifications extend further to affect nearly every facet of your personal and professional life for years to come. With all that is on the line, it’s imperative that you fight the charge to protect your future.

Impaired Reputation

Once arrested, your mugshot, record, and jail time are accessible to anyone with a computer and an internet connection. Word could spread around your community and affect the way your peers, neighbors, and employer perceive you.


It’s not unusual for companies to have strict rules regarding DWI convictions, especially if your role involves driving. If your employer has a no-tolerance policy, your job could be at stake.

Even if there is no such policy at your office, the time involved in serving jail time, completing community service, attending court dates, and dealing with other conviction-related tasks could complicate your work schedule and, as a result, jeopardize your employment.

Finding future opportunities will also be difficult. Your conviction could make you ineligible for driving roles. Even office positions could be harder to come by as employers will have access to your criminal record and could be wary of hiring you.

Financial Consequences

A DWI conviction incurs a number of fees beyond the fines and court costs. You will typically have to pay for:

  • Alcohol treatment programs
  • Alternate transportation
  • Impound and towing
  • License reinstatement
  • Probation

Repaying these fees could be even more burdensome if you lost your job due to the conviction. If you’re unable to make the payments on time, it will have a direct effect on your credit score.

Increased Insurance Premiums

Drivers with a DWI on their record are subject to higher car insurance premiums. Some insurance providers may even drop a convicted driver, leaving that individual to seek out another company only to be given limited coverage at higher costs.

The charge could even affect a driver’s health insurance. If you were injured in the DUI accident, your health insurance may not cover the injuries. Your provider could, however, use the incident as a reason to raise your premiums.

Fight the Charge to Protect Your Future

If you or a loved one were arrested for a DWI, you must act fast. Your future is on the line. Let Musa-Obregon Law PC help you fight to protect it. Contact us today to get started with a free case review.


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