DWI is serious conviction with many harsh consequences that can impact your
name, personhood, reputation, and personal and professional life. However,
for those who have only gotten a DWI once and have followed all necessary
legal procedures, such as paying all necessary fines, there is now hope
for a future free of the various lasting consequences of a DWI.
Governor Greg Abbot recently signed a new Texas law regarding first-time
DWI offenders. This law applies only those who have never been charged
with a DWI before, and only have a blood alcohol content of .14 or less.
It also excludes anyone who caused a car crash or hurt someone while driving
under the influence. If someone follows through with all court orders,
they will benefit from the advantages this new law offers, which includes
a sealed conviction of DWI.
What this means in the long term is that future employers will not be able
to see a DWI on the offender’s record, which will clear up a number
of future complications and obstacles. By having the conviction sealed
off from the public eye, people will have a better chance at getting a
job without fear of rejection due to their previous mistake--while law
enforcement will still be able to view your first DWI, this essentially
clears you of the social stigma that so often accompanies this charge.
Contact Our Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
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are a tenacious legal team determined to represent our clients as best
as possible, as we refuse to back down from a challenge, no matter the
complexities of a case. Our Houston criminal defense attorneys are driven,
diligent, and relentless in our pursuit of justice on your behalf. If
you have been charged with a DWI, don’t let this mistake define
you for life.
Contact us by calling (281) 369-4506 today.