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Potential Effects of a DWI Conviction

Drivers all across the nation are feeling the hefty burden of DWI and DUI fines. As a bare minimum, many tickets can lead to fines of more than $5,000, not including attorney and insurance fees. Jail time is another factor to consider. Following a second arrest and conviction, offenders are eligible to receive a jail sentence of between 3-30 day days.

Aside from the financial and legal impacts of acquiring a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction, many students are learning that receiving a DWI while in college will inhibit their future careers. Many employers will not hire an individual if he or she has a drunk driving conviction on their driving record.

Although some companies only look back three to ten years on a person’s record, many are beginning to look at the entire record, regardless of when the offense occurred. This frequently hurts people who had a little too much fun while in college.

As students apply and interview for internships, part-time positions, or full-time positions at a company, many are unaware of how far back and how detailed a background check can go. Do not let ignorance of background checks and their pervasiveness stunt a career.

New and potential employees are not the only ones who are at risk of DWI convictions. Employers may suspend or even terminate an existing employee who receives a DWI conviction. Governmental employees are at the highest risk as any government agency screens job applicants at a higher level and have more access to records.

If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated and are in need of an experienced lawyer to handle your defense, contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.

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