2 Things To Do When Charged With A DWI To Keep You Out Of Jail

Posted on: 26 June 2019

Being charged with a DWI doesn't have to mean the end of all things as you know it—in fact, as long as you aren't charged with a second DWI within the next 10 years, you'll feel only a small amount of blow-back in your personal life; however, your professional life may suffer if your job or the company you work for has contractual regulations in place. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you maintain a sense of normalcy as you work through the system and do what needs to be done to put this behind you.

Seek Treatment

Seeking treatment doesn't have to mean a stint in the local in-patient rehab facility. It could just include taking part in a drug and alcohol awareness program. What you are doing when you seek some sort of treatment is not only working to improve yourself, but it's also showing the judge that you've learned from this experience and that you're working to put drugs and alcohol behind you.

If you do have a problem or if you think that you might have one, it's a good time to consider true rehabilitation treatment. For example, if this isn't your first drug or alcohol-related charge or if your blood alcohol content was very high at the time that you were pulled over, you may be legally required to attend an in-patient or out-patient treatment once you are sentenced. Why not get a jump start on recovery now and allow it to help you plead your case?

Get a Lawyer

You might think that the case is open and shut, but having a lawyer working with you as you navigate through the complicated legal process will help to ensure that you face the least amount of blow-back in your life. This could mean the difference between being sentenced to community service and going to jail.

You see, the lawyer knows the process. He or she will be able to discuss your case with the prosecutor's office and see if there are any deals to be had. Your lawyer might even be able to at least get you put on house arrest instead of going to jail for the full term.

Talk with your DWI lawyer today—the longer you wait, the less time they have to work the system and do what's possible without risking your freedom to live outside of the jail, drive your car, and possibly maintain your current job position.

For more information, contact a DWI lawyer.