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The Influence of a DWI on Military Service Opportunities

Despite the end of the draft, many Americans continue to enlist in the different branches of the nation’s proud military. Whether following in a family member’s footsteps or joining to gain valuable life experience, a person may decide that the military can provide a brighter future for them. However, a single DWI conviction can seriously endanger the possibility of being accepted by any branch of the armed forces.

For more information regarding your defense options if you are trying to fight a DWI conviction and are worried about how a criminal charge might affect your future military service, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer Jim Black by calling 919-600-4609 today.

Recruitment Prospects and DWI

The United States military has a longstanding commitment to selecting members who demonstrate a history of sound judgment and moral character. A DWI conviction calls into question both of these desired qualities and can produce the following complications for an individual seeking to join:

  • Inability to obtain necessary security clearance
  • Lack of opportunities for advancement
  • Restriction from service in a particular branch of the military

A person can work to improve their standing with a recruiter by presenting a strong argument for personal growth since the conviction. Additionally, it can help a recruit if they work with a judge to illustrate significant personal progress. But it is better to vigorously oppose a DWI charge with the assistance of a skilled and experienced attorney rather than to simply resign one’s self to abandoning a hoped-for career.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with a DWI, the consequences of a conviction can ruin a prospective career in the military. To learn more about your options as a defendant, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer Jim Black today at 919-600-4609.



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