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DWI and Education

In contemporary American society, a college education has become a necessary precursor to employment in virtually any field. For many, the first path toward building a successful career is gaining admission to a college or university with a reputation for excellence in the chosen discipline. An applicant who has been convicted of DWI may encounter considerable difficulties in the admissions process, and a student who is already enrolled may face severe consequences under the discretion of the academic institution.

If you are currently a student or are applying to schools and have been arrested for DWI, it is important that you entrust your case to a skilled and experienced attorney. Contact Raleigh DWI defense lawyer Jim Black by calling 919-600-4609 to discuss the complete range of legal options available to you if you have been charged with DWI.

Universities and Intoxicated Driving Charges

DWI allegations carry strict criminal and civil penalties. Pertinent to education, a DWI can have a negative effect upon a student’s academic opportunities, even if he or she is accepted by a school or able to remain there in light of a conviction.

The following are representative of the kinds of challenges that students or applicants convicted of DWI might face:

  • Rejection by the university
  • Rejection by a specific program or college
  • Rejection by a fraternity or sorority
  • Loss of scholarship
  • Loss of organized athletics opportunities
  • Possible expulsion, especially at schools with a strict honor code

These penalties can severely limit a person’s access to higher education. As a result, a person may struggle to enter a profession that requires a great deal of education, including medical and legal careers.

Contact Us

Facing allegations of intoxicated driving can prove extremely stressful. To discuss your rights and options as a defendant in these cases, contact Raleigh DWI attorney Jim Black today at 919-600-4609.



"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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