How to move forward after a DWI

On Behalf of | Mar 17, 2022 | blog, DUI/DWI Charges |

If you received a DWI charge, you still have to live your life. Though the next few months or years will be more challenging because of your charge, there are steps you can take to move forward.

According to the CDC, 29 people die every day in crashes caused by alcohol impairment. You are lucky to have a chance to move forward. For motorists charged with a DWI in Minnesota, this article will provide a basic guideline for dealing with the consequences.

Find a good attorney

The first step you should take is to hire a lawyer. Find someone in your area who knows the state and county laws for DWIs. A good attorney will try to reduce your penalties and exhaust every option at your disposal.

Look into expungement

Minnesota allows the expungement of DWIs under certain circumstances. To qualify for expungement, the DWI must be a misdemeanor, petty misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor. However, expungement is very difficult and does not remove the conviction from your records entirely.

Take your classes

Attend all your education programs and addiction therapy sessions. If you neglect the program mandated to you by a court, you stand less of a chance of reducing your sentence. In addition to the potential for a more favorable outcome, you should attempt to improve yourself for your own sake so that you do not repeat your mistake.

Moving forward from a DWI takes work and commitment. The courts want to see that you take your rehabilitation seriously and aim to be an upstanding citizen. The fastest way to normalcy is to start today.

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