What Does My Life Look Like After DWI?
If you have recently been convicted for DWI, it is likely that you are dealing with a few questions:
- What do I do now?
- Will I lose my job?
- Can I go back to my normal routine?
Life after a DWI conviction can be hard, but Floyd Law Offices PLLC is here to help by providing you with 3 steps to help you get back to your normal life.
1. Let You Friends and Family Support You
It can be embarrassing to tell friends or family about a recent drunk driving conviction. However, it is crucial that you do not go through this time alone. Let those around you support you and help you on your journey back to your normal routine. As much as you may want to, don’t isolate yourself -- seek out the help of your loved ones.
2. Follow The Rules & Be Respectful
It can be tempting to be upset at the officer who pulled you over. It can be difficult not to be angry at DWI charges and the potential of dealing with the possible consequences in your future. However, don’t lose hope! There may still be the opportunity for you to beat this charge.
As much as you are able, if you have yet to go to trial, be respectful and polite to those you encounter, i.e. the judge, officers, etc.
Let Your Attorney Do The Dirty Work For YouThe better you cooperate during your trial, the better chance that things will turn out in your favor, whether that be a lighter sentencing or a dismissal of your case. Be careful not to speak out of terms, keep your tone respectful and address the judge, officers and jury members as sir and ma’am. Let your lawyer advocate on your behalf, they are the professional in this situation.
3. Return Back To Your Normal Routine, As Much As Possible
Although there is not always the opportunity to return to your job after a DWI conviction, if you are able to, be sure that you are doing everything that you can to be a valuable employee and to stay on good terms with your boss.
A few things that you can do to remain on your boss’ good side include:
Being on time or early, daily
Not taking days off for a little while, unless sick
Taking on extra responsibilities or projects
Helping others in the office with training, their work, etc.
At the end of the day, there is no one recipe to help each individual after a DWI conviction, but the above steps can be a start for anyone. Don’t lose heart in this time, trust your attorney to aggressively advocate on your behalf.
Contact Floyd Law Offices PLLC today if you have been charged for DWI.