DWI is a criminal offense. This means that if you are convicted, you will have this DWI conviction as a part of your permanent criminal record. This criminal record is public information and you will be burdened with a public criminal record for the rest of your life unless you take specific action to challenge it.
When you apply for a job, your DWI conviction will be found during your pre-employment background check. Many employers conduct background checks as a condition of employment and could disqualify you once they discover your previous DWI arrest and/or conviction. This is a very important consequence of having a DWI conviction on your record. If you receive a felony DWI conviction, not only will you have a conviction on your record but you will be prohibited from purchasing a firearm and will carry other stigmatizing results, including limits placed on the right to travel to certain countries.
The first step is prevention. Consulting a Collin County DWI attorney immediately is crucial to avoiding a conviction in the first place and to avoiding administrative license revocation. At Hamilton Grant PC, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the aggressive representation they need during criminal proceedings and at their ALR hearings, as well.
At Hamilton Grant PC, we represent clients facing DWI charges throughout Dallas County and Collin County, Texas. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and may be able to help you avoid a conviction and the serious consequences of having a DWI on your criminal record.
Contact Dallas County and Collin County DWI lawyer Deandra Grant today if you or someone you know has been arrested for drunk driving or a related offense in Dallas County or Collin County, Texas.