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Potential impacts a DWI conviction may have on the future

| Mar 27, 2020 | Firm News |

Texan residents may not know the impact DWI convictions have on people’s lives. These convictions have short-term repercussions that most people know about. This includes time in jail or fines. But what about the long-term repercussions?

Today we will examine these repercussions. We will take a look at the way a DWI conviction may follow you. We will see the impact it has long after the short-term repercussions end.

DWI convictions, housing and employment

DWI convictions put a mark on your record. This is something other people have access to. Examples include the dean of a college, the landlord of an apartment complex or a future boss. DWI convictions come up when these people run background checks on you. Unfortunately, having a conviction often makes you less desirable to many people.

This means that you have a lower chance of an employer hiring you. This makes it hard for convicted offenders to keep old jobs or get new ones. You may even have a harder time finding housing. Many states prevent landlords and employers from discriminating based on criminal records. But many still engage in it.

How DWI convictions may affect your college career

As far as college opportunities go, convictions pack an extra damaging punch. Some colleges deny applicants if they have a criminal record. You may also face challenges if you need financial aid. Many scholarships do not prioritize applicants with criminal history. Some do not even allow you to apply.

Are you curious about DWI related crimes? Do you want to learn about potential DWI penalties that convicted people may face? If so, take a look at our web page, linked here. You can read more about the impacts DWI convictions have on a person’s future and more.