What is the cost of a DWI?

Roseville, MN DWI defense attorney Charles Ramsay explains what DWIs might cost from his law firm.

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The costs of a DWI vary from person to person. Most people when they come to us, they want us to help them. And many first time offenders, people who are charged for the first time, it just doesn’t make sense to hire us unless, however, they have a lot at stake besides short term driver’s license loss or increased insurance rates. And I don’t mean to minimize the effect of that. That can have a dramatic effect on many individuals. But if you’re a business owner and you own a fleet of vehicles, the increased insurance cost can be insurmountable. That can put a business under. For someone that has a professional license, like a commercial driver’s license, maybe a doctor, a lawyer, or somebody else, if they can’t afford to lose their license or this goes on their criminal record and it could affect their profession, it, again, is very costly. For other people they have to travel. Canadians look at even a first time DWI in the United States as a felony, and so that could affect entry into Canada or travel around their country. So for the most people the cost of the DWI just goes beyond paying for driver’s license reinstatement or a fine or even a small increased insurance. If you want to know what a DWI costs you, you should give us a call and we can tell you more about it.