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Any criminal conviction can have negative consequences on your future. DWI convictions come with additional penalties that other crimes do not come with. To begin with, if you are convicted of a DWI, you will have a very difficult time obtaining employment in the transportation industry. These employers are highly sensitive to what kind of liability an employee with a DWI conviction comes with. So if a manager must decide between a candidate that has a clean record and one that has a DWI conviction, the choice is simple. Why risk hiring someone who has been proven to be a danger on the road?



If you have been convicted of a DWI you may be barred from entering certain countries. One common example is Canada. Canada criminal code takes a very dim view of DWI convictions within the past 10 years. So if you are trying to cross the border you will be asked questions about your criminal record. It is a very bad idea to lie to border agents because of the cooperation between the U.S. and Canada post 9/11, your criminal record is a click away. While this may not be an issue for many, given how much people travel these days, if should be considered when deciding to plead guilty.



This is the big one for many people convicted of even a single DWI charge. The car insurance companies look at DWI defendants like a huge liability waiting to make a claim against them. It is the death penalty of car insurance. In all states, if you have a DWI on your record you can expect to pay double for car insurance. In expensive states like New Jersey, this can mean over $1000.00 a month for car insurance. In some cases, the costs are so high that it is simply not possible to afford having a car.



In the vast majority of jurisdiction, jail time is not given on a first time DWI conviction. However, if you were involved in an accident, or are in a jurisdiction where the prosecutor has made DWI convictions a political issue ( Nassau County), then even on the first arrest, if you blow high on the BAC you are subject to jail time as a first offense. This is usually no more than 30 days, but for the average person this can be devastating.



While not ascertainable like insurance, the damage to ones reputation can be devastating. We often hear about VIP and celebrities being arrested for DWI and it damages their reputation and costs them money in the long run. Pleading guilty should be taken very seriously.


These are just some of the negative consequences of pleading guilty to a DWI in Brooklyn. Before you do, contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC at 917-519-8417 and let us review your case.