If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), it is important that you contact an attorney within 15 days to avoid automatic suspension of your driver’s license.
The term drunk driving has many official names including, DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), DUII (Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants), OMVI (Operating Motor Vehicle Intoxicated), and OUI (Operation Under the Influence), and other acronyms OWI, DUIL, DWUI. More commonly referred to as DUI (Driving Under the Influence), this charge can perilous to your driving and criminal record as well as your future.
DUI can have severe legal consequences including revocation of driver’s license, fines, house arrest and even prison time. Aside from the evident legal consequences, DUI can be even more damaging. Since DUI is a crime, a conviction will appear on your permanent criminal record. This could cause you to lose your job and damage future employment opportunities. If you drive for a living, you could lose your commercial driver’s license for at least one year. Additionally, a DUI conviction could cause your insurance rates to rise exponentially or, in some cases, cause an insurance company to render you “uninsurable”.
Don’t face your DUI or DWI charge alone. There is always a fighting chance and if you hire an experienced attorney, you can greatly increase your chances.