The consequences of a DWI conviction are more than just possible jail time, license suspension or alcohol treatment. Another is the significant impact on your finances. Expenses can include hiring an attorney, paying court fees and fines, posting bail and purchasing an ignition interlock.
Everyone knows drinking and driving can spell trouble. After all, if officers arrest you for driving under the influence of alcohol, you may face many criminal and other consequences. While a variety of factors determine your blood alcohol content, your mood and overall well-being may cause you to cross the legal limit more rapidly.
A DWI conviction can seriously upend your life. That is especially true if you already have a criminal record, such as one woman from Otterville whom police arrested on suspicion of DWI on Feb. 5. The woman was already on probation for a felony drug possession charge from 2016 and could face more jail time from a conviction.