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Steps to Take Following a DWI Charge

Published on January 22nd, 2019

If you have been charged with a driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense, you understand that is an eye-opening and alarming experience that hopefully prompts you to change your ways. The process of recovering from a DWI can be frustrating, daunting and confusing if you don’t enlist the help of a DWI lawyer in Rockford, Il. The following is a helpful course of action to get you through this difficult time.

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You’ll quickly realize that going through this process without an experienced legal team on your side will only result in a slimmer chance that you will have a successful case. Our team will work with both the judge and the prosecution team to help increase your chances of having your charges lessened or dropped altogether.

Pay Your Dues

Court costs can add up, especially in a DWI charge. You will be responsible for paying off your court costs as well as paying any punishments that the judge decides. Keep in mind that your insurance rates will likely increase when you receive a DWI as well.

Keep up with the Judge’s Orders

In a typical DWI case, the Judge will order that you take a class that is designed to test whether or not this experience has taught you anything. It is meant to test your driving ability as well as your decision-making abilities. Our clients often see this class as a waste of time or an additional burden, but please do not allow these sentiments to deter you from gaining your certificate of completion. Even if it is annoying, what the Judge says goes. Always, always fulfill all of the Judge’s order. Be that paying a fine, taking a class, or driving on a temporarily restricted license, following the Judge’s orders will always make for the smoothest process possible.

Check Your Driver’s License Status

In addition to paying off any dues that you owe, make sure to check the status of your driver’s license, as it will likely be suspended or revoked for typically 6 months to a year. Make sure to start the license reinstatement process started about one month before your suspension is going to end. Make sure to speak with your lawyer about the reinstatement process.

Understanding what steps to take and at what time after getting a DWI is an essential part of getting on the road as fast as possible. Contact our qualified DWI lawyer in Rockford, IL to get started.

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