How can a DWI conviction affect your future?

If you are convicted of DWI-related infractions in Texas, you may face a bumpier future than you expect. We at the Law Office of Osvaldo J. Morales III P.C., are here to explain just how far into the future a DWI conviction can impact you.

Of course, when most people think of penalties for a DWI conviction, many of the first things to come to mind are the immediate consequences. This can include steep fines, fees, or time in jail. You may be worried about having your license temporarily suspended or even possibly revoked. Some may also have to deal with an ignition interlock device being installed in their car.

However, these consequences are actually a relatively short term, with the possible exception of jail sentences. Long term consequences aren’t discussed as often, but can include issues like a DWI conviction having an impact on your desirability as an employee or a resident.

People with DWI convictions can have an incredibly hard time finding jobs in any industry involving the operation of vehicles or machinery. You may not be able to get or renew a commercial driver’s license which can severely cut into your work options. Additionally, landlords will almost always run a background check on you before accepting your application as a resident. They will see the DWI on your record and may choose to turn down your application because of it.

Regardless of what sort of DWI-related charge you currently face or how many prior convictions you have in the past, you may want to seek the aid of an experienced attorney. Consider taking a look at our web page on drunk driving defense, linked above, to learn more about your defense options.