Primarily, it should be stated that in the event that an individual has been consuming alcoholic beverages, they are encouraged to seek out alternate methods to return home; this can include using a ‘designated driver system’ or simply calling a taxi – in many cases, DWI’s are very easily avoidable. A DWI conviction results in a mandatory loss of license, as well as a fine. In addition, depending on the frequency of the offense, the penalties can include jail time, the installation of an ignition interlock system, and a multitude of surcharges imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
However, if one feels as though they have been charged wrongly for a DWI, there are a variety of outcomes in that situation. There must be proof – beyond a reasonable doubt – that the driver was not intoxicated while driving; this can be accomplished by hiring an expert witness, as well as an attorney who specializes in DWI litigation and DWI defense.