By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
No. Ruin is a bit harsh of a word — but they’re definitely not pleasant.
I commonly describe a DWI arrest as “a misdemeanor on steroids.” This is because the most DWI arrests are Class B or A Misdemeanors in Texas — and the vast majority of cases where the person is convicted results in probation like any other misdemeanor. Felony DWI cases or cases where someone is hurt or even deceased from a DWI accident are another story.
I generally tell most clients that while a DWI certainly isn’t good for one’s criminal record — there is only so bad it will generally hurt. My experience is that the impact of a DWI is typically felt the hardest with persons who are in the transportation industry. That would be pilots, bus drivers, or truck drivers. Also a DWI…
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