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Avoiding a subsequent DWI charge

Nowadays driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol is very dangerous because you are breaking the law. If you are charged with this criminal offense, possible things to expect include, imprisonment, loss of driving privileges, fine and court costs, counseling and education fees. That is for the first crime whereby the second one can be more expensive. Every country has got its own laws on DWI and multiple offense punishments. To find a way out, you need to look for an attorney who is qualified in handling this type of case.

Ways to avoid Multiple Offense DWI Charges

One thing to avoid a multiple DWI offense is to avoid drinking while driving. If you happen to be drunk, hire a cab or call a skilled driver to drive you home. This idea is cheaper than the costs related to multiple offenses. There comes a time where you find yourself in court for the first or the second time explaining his or her actions. This explanation can occasionally save the person from stigma offenses. Often, prosecutors will always have some options in filing a charge with the court. There is always a change and that will depend on how a complaint will be expressed. Prosecutors will observe aggravating and qualified situations and reflect these.

Aggravating Aspects:

It is less likely to get a break from the prosecutor, especially when dealing with an uncooperative suspect. This does not really mean that a person has to admit guilt, but having an unrepentant attitude will be very valuable. If you refuse to take a breath test, it will give the officer the evidence to say that you were drunk while driving. The accused should know that failure to submit a breath analysis will lead to license suspension. The other aggravating factors include having an open container, excessive speed or getting involved in a personal accident. If these factors exist, the accused will less likely be able to reduce the charge.

Justifying Aspects:

It is easy to reduce the charge if there is a long time frame between suspected offenses. There are some countries that will not permit a charge of second or succeeding offense if a period of 10 years has passed between offenses. When facing a multiple DWI offense, good behavior is a great thing to consider but when bargaining chip, not a good one. In every country, a person is expected to be an ideal citizen and with that, they can get additional recognition.

The best way to get your DWI case well solved is by getting a qualified attorney. The attorney will work together with the prosecutor and probation department to present the mitigating factors and cover the aggravating aspects. The only way to avoid a subsequent DWI is not to let it occur and if it does, getting a strong legal advocate can reduce the punishment.

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