A DWI Conviction Can Damage Your College Career
Obtaining a college education opens up your world – and your world of opportunities – in so many ways that they can be difficult to recognize from the outset fully. Suffice it to say, having a college education dramatically increases your employment and earning opportunities – while also enriching your life experiences. Few would argue with the statement that a college education is worthy of the effort involved in obtaining it. However, having a DWI conviction on your record can throw a major wrench into your college plans – and your post-college opportunities.
Your DWI Charges
You know that getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol is a bad idea, and are always careful to make safe driving decisions. However, knowing this does not mean that the police will not become overly zealous in the matter – especially in college communities. Just because you have been charged with DWI, however, does not mean you are guilty of DWI, and you should do everything in your power to fight a conviction. The potential consequences to your college education and subsequent career are too significant not to do so.
Your College Career
If you have a DWI conviction on your record, it can affect your college career in serious – and perhaps surprising – ways. Consider the following:
A DWI conviction can diminish your chances of being accepted into the college of your choice – or can lead said college to reconsider your acceptance.
A DWI conviction can lessen your ability to obtain student loans.
A DWI conviction can cancel the scholarships and grants you have already been awarded and take you out of the running for similar opportunities in the future.
A DWI conviction can cause you to lose your on-campus housing, leading to the need to pay for far costlier off-campus housing.
A DWI conviction can cause you to miss out on enriching college-based experiences, such as trips or a semester abroad.
Once you have earned that all-important degree, the DWI conviction hanging around your neck can still wreak financial havoc in your post-college life. The fact is that your conviction will remain a part of public records, which can mean any of the following:
You could have a challenging time renting a home or apartment.
You could have a more difficult time landing the job of your dreams.
You could be prevented from obtaining the professional licensure you need to move forward with your career.
The DWI charge you face, in other words, is far too consequential to leave to chance.
You Need an Experienced Killeen Criminal Defense Lawyer in Your Corner
If you face DWI charges, Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Killeen, Texas, is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience successfully helping students like you prevail against DWI charges. We are here to help, so please do not hesitate to contact us online or call us at 254-501-4040 today.