Texas DWI Conviction: Collateral Consequences You Face

Hi, I’m Bill Mange. I’m board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in criminal law. I defend people who are accused of drunk driving.

Some people ask me “what are the collateral consequences of a drunk driving conviction?”

Well, some of the more obvious ones are you might have to have an ignition interlock device in your car. You could have your license suspended for a period of time.

But I think the bigger collateral consequences happen to your reputation, your employability, whether a university will admit you as a student, whether a lender will loan you money, either to buy a house or to start a business.

Drunk driving convictions can have a profound impact on your life. Learn more about the consequences you could face from a DWI in Texas.