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How DWIs Affect Bankruptcy

An individual convicted of DWI may face considerable financial hardships. The final costs associated with a DWI conviction can reach several thousand dollars, putting individuals with strained budgets in a difficult position. A person may be pushed towards bankruptcy due to a DWI charge or may have preexisting debt magnified as a result.

As such, if you are facing financial difficulties and have been charged with DWI, it is important that you fight these charges. Contact Raleigh DWI defense attorney Jim Black by calling 919-600-4609 for more information about what you can do to fight a DWI charge.

Bankruptcy and DWI

The punishments associated with DWI convictions are often targeted at a person’s finances. When individuals face costs that they simply cannot manage, they may pursue bankruptcy as a way to regain control over their finances. For example, the following can occur because of a DWI conviction:

  • Increased insurance costs for high-risk policies
  • Substantial punitive fines
  • Inability to discharge injury settlements tied to DWI
  • Loss of income or career prospects

These factors can make it difficult for a person to stay financially stable in the face of a DWI conviction. The additional burden of a DWI conviction on a person’s finances can drive them to bankruptcy. If already facing bankruptcy, DWI penalties can make financial recovery even more difficult.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with DWI, there may be legal options available for you. To discuss these options with an experienced defender, contact the Raleigh DWI defense attorneys at the Law Office of 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."

The Law Office of Jim Black

5 West Hargett Street #310
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: (919) 600-4609
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