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Mistakes That Can Hurt Your DWI Case

Many people don’t know their rights, and they often do or say things that can hurt their case after they’ve been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI).

Unfortunately, you can bet that the officers who have arrested you do know the law, and they will use that knowledge to their full advantage. DWI convictions are like bad tattoos—easy to get but next to impossible to get rid of.

The only way to keep a DWI charge from affecting your entire future is to avoid a conviction. Below, we’ll discuss some common mistakes that can hurt your DWI case. If you can avoid making these mistakes, you will have a better chance of getting your DWI charge dismissed or reduced.

Believing a DWI Charge Is No Big Deal

The first and perhaps biggest mistake people make is that they believe a DWI conviction isn’t a big deal. They think, “Meh. It’s only a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor can’t hurt me.” On the contrary. A misdemeanor DWI can affect you in many of the same ways a felony DWI can.

A misdemeanor DWI can still make securing a good job extremely difficult. Your DWI conviction will suspend your license, and you may be charged a hefty fine and ordered to complete alcohol awareness classes. In addition, your family may suffer embarrassment, and you could even spend some time in jail—even for a misdemeanor.

Accepting the First Offer That Comes Your Way

Many people who are arrested for DWI panic and sign the first plea agreement the prosecutor offers them. This can be a huge mistake. Plea agreements are meant to be negotiated. The prosecution offers you a plea agreement so it can avoid the expense, time, and headache of going to court.

Don’t sign the first offer without having your attorney review it. In many cases, you can get a better deal if you hold out and have your attorney work on the case for you.

Attempting to Represent Yourself

Strangely enough, a lot of defendants believe they can do anything an attorney can do. Your attorney doesn’t assume he or she can refurbish an antique engine because the mechanic makes it look easy enough. You shouldn’t assume you can do anything your attorney can do, either.

Lawyers go to school for a very long time to learn the laws and best defense strategies to protect their clients. We will best be able to serve you if you let us do our job. Trying to defend yourself isn’t likely to get you very far.

A Fort Worth DWI Attorney Can Help You Avoid Conviction

You now understand the mistakes you should NOT make if you want to avoid a DWI conviction. Speak with a DWI attorney who can help you avoid these mistakes and get you a positive outcome for your case. We know the law, and we know your DWI must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Contact the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy today to discuss your DWI case with an attorney for free. Call us at 817-605-1010 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

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