A DWI lawyer is a lawyer who offers expertise in the area of DUI/DWI defense. DWI is an acronym for a drunk driving offense. Depending on the state that you’re in, you’ve probably been charged with DUI for Driving Under the Influence, or DWI for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired. While certain states have different names for the virtually the same DUI/DWI offense; all states have laws that prohibit drivers from operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. Your DWI lawyer will be able to help you whether you’re being charged with a DUI or DWI.
CAN A DWI LAWYER HELP ME FIGHT MY DWI CHARGES?
Yes! If you were arrested for DWI, an officer believed that you were operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drug(s) to the extent that your motor skills, mental faculties and reaction times were so impaired that you were unable to operate that motor vehicle safely. Your DWI lawyer is going to call into question the arresting officer’s procedures and argue the fallibility of the alcohol or drug tests.
When you are arrested for DWI, two separate cases start. There’s the criminal court case, which determines fines, jail time, community service, and other similar items. And there’s also the administrative side, which determines your licensing issues and can determine the length of your DWI school. DWI lawyers will always help you with the criminal portion and will typically, as an added service, assist you with the administrative hearing.
IS HIRING A DWI LAWYER REALLY WORTH IT?
Absolutely yes! It is always a smart move to hire an experienced DWI lawyer who understands your state’s DWI laws. A good DWI lawyer will be able to assist you with the two separate cases that you’re facing and offer DWI defense strategies.