DWI Collateral Consequences

When being charged with a DWI in Dallas County, there is a lot more at stake than you may think. Watch Richard C. McConathy discuss the many ways a DWI charge can affect your life.

DWI Collateral Consequences Defense Attorney in Dallas County, TX

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When facing a criminal charge, if it’s a felony, misdemeanor, DWI offense, or a federal offense; if you’re a person of education, a person of means, you’re going to have some other consequences that will come down on you, especially if you hold a license. If you’re an airline pilot, if you’re a nurse, if you own a security exchange license; anything that requires the public trust, you’re probably going to be terminated if you lose this case. In addition to that, there’s going to be other issues you’re going to be dealing with. You’re going to be suspended, you’re going to have license revocation. That’s why it’s extremely important to find yourself an attorney who not only understands the criminal aspect of what you’re going through, but also the unintended consequences of what can affect your job. So, it’s part of the case. You just can’t sit there and consider it on the outside of it. So, when planning for a defense like this, there’s going to be all these collateral consequences you’re going to have to deal with. Especially if your charged with felonies, you’re going to have trouble renting apartments or maybe even asked to leave the home you’re in. In addition, if it’s a crime of violence, the court can restrict your access to schools, children, or even family members that are the alleged victims of the case. If you’re involving crimes of violence and also narcotics you could lose your job before the trial even starts. If you run yourself into this situation, get lawyers who know how to handle this defense.

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