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What happens if I plead guilty to a DWI charge?

Pleading guilty should be a decision of last resort. Pleading guilty to a DWI, even a first offense, results in a life-long criminal conviction. In most circumstances, a guilty plea requires a person serve time in jail or complete probation.

What happens if I plead guilty to a DWI charge?

Probation comes with a number of requirements and prohibitions that are expensive and impractical. These can include fines, fees, ignition interlock devices in vehicles, drug testing, travel restrictions, required participation in classes, counseling, and treatment. As well, as a driver’s license suspension. 

DWI is a serious charge, and you need a serious, experienced lawyer in your corner. It can be the difference between a temporary inconvenience and a permanent criminal record.

Don’t jeopardize your future by trying to go it alone or with a court-appointed attorney that’s getting paid the same no matter what happens to you.

I’ve been recognized as one of San Antonio’s Top DWI Defense Lawyers. If you’ve been arrested for DWI in San Antonio, don’t plead guilty. Pick up the phone and contact me today.

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