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3 Unexpected DWI Consequences

Many people charged with DWI expect to face a variety of criminal penalties if they are convicted. However, if you have been charged with DWI, there may be some consequences that you may not have considered. If you need legal help with your defense, Raleigh DWI attorney Jim Black may be able to fight for you. Contact us today at 919-600-4609 for more information.

#1: Lost Job Prospects

A person facing a DWI can have a substantially harder time obtaining their dream job after a DWI. This is because many higher-level professions require degrees and strong personal credentials. If a candidate has a recent DWI on their record, employers may take this as a sign of irresponsibility on the candidate’s behalf. In addition to other major career fields, candidates for the US Armed Forces may have difficulty enlisting or being commissioned with a DWI on their record.

#2: Lost Educational Prospects

Education is a practical necessity for many Americans looking for a high-paying, highly rewarding career. However, a DWI conviction can interfere with an applicant’s likelihood of being accepted to the school of their choice even if they otherwise have a strong academic background.

#3: Loss of Constitutional Rights

For instances of repeat DWI or a DWI that results in destruction, a person may be convicted of a felony-grade DWI charge. A person with a felony on their record may lose any gun rights they previously held under the Constitution. Additionally, anyone in prison may lose any political participation rights that they had enjoyed before their conviction.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with DWI, you may be facing consequences that can drastically change your lifestyle and future aspirations. To learn more about your legal rights as a defendant in these criminal cases, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer Jim Black by calling 919-600-4609 today.


"Jim, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me. I am very happy about the outcome and would recommend you to anyone and everyone who has a DUI case. Two things that stuck out the most is your patience and honesty, you wanted the best for me and that was obvious."

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