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4 Ways You are Sabotaging Your DWI Case

Posted by Tilem & Associates, PC || 16-Nov-2016

If you have been charged with DWI, it is crucial that you read this blog so you don’t sabotage your DWI case. In this blog, our White Plains DWI attorney outlines four things you should never do after your DWI arrest.

1. Drive While Your License is Suspended

When you are arrested for DWI in New York, your license is suspended until a verdict is reached during your DMV hearing. At that time, a judge will decide if you qualify for a restricted license. A restricted license permits you to drive to and from work or school or other parental responsibilities. Until then it can be frustrating to have to find alternative routes to work or school, but doing so is a minor inconvenience when compared to the thousands of dollars in fines and increased jail sentences you could face for getting caught driving on a suspended license.

2. Post About Your DWI on Social Media

We understand your desire to want to vent about you DWI case or boast that you think you are going to get out of your DUI. Even if your posts are friends only, the prosecution can access them. If you need someone to talk to regarding your DWI, schedule coffee with a friend or family member. Keep the topic of your DWI arrest and case plans off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

3. Miss Your DWI Court Date

Missing your DWI court date will mean a bench warrant will be out for your arrest. If you are arrested, you could spend the time between your arrest and your court date in jail. When a defendant approaches the court in this manner, the court might doubt your willingness to cooperate.

4. Fail to Hire an Attorney

You have the right to represent yourself in your DWI case, but doing so may not be the best route to take. Between the court dates, DMV proceedings, learning traffic laws and other driving restrictions, representing yourself for your DWI can be overwhelming. A skilled White Plains DWI attorney will have the experience to know how to build a case around the evidence and circumstance of our arrest.

If you were arrested for DWI, contact Tilem & Associates, PC today.