How to Get Out of a DWI

If you have been charged with DWI or DUI, you may be able to have your charges dropped or reduced. This guide will explain how to get out of a DWI charge.


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    Record everything that occurs during your DWI stop. You won't be able to take notes while you are being stopped, but as soon as you are free, you should right down every piece of pertinent information including the location of your stop, what the officers said, what you said, and the names of the officers/circumstances of the arrest.
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    Be respectful and cooperative with the officers during the entire stop.
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    Do not offer more information than the officers ask for. This may further incriminate you. You have the right to refuse questioning and you should use it until you can talk to an attorney. Officers are trained to get information from you that can lead to a conviction.
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    In many states you have the right to refuse field sobriety testing. If this is an option where you live, you should use this right as information obtained from field sobriety testing. It will be used as evidence against you.
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    Hire an experienced DWI lawyer. DWIs are complex and an experienced DWI attorney will know the intricacies of the law.
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    There are two things that must be proven in order to gain a DWI conviction.
    • If the prosecution can't prove that you were intoxicated and that their testing methods work, they cannot gain a conviction.
    • Be sure to check your local laws to see what proof is required for DWI. If the criteria was not meant, this information should be mentioned in your trial.


  • DWI cases are complex, and laws vary by state so you should contact an attorney if you have been charged with DWI.
  • In many states you can refuse field sobriety testing. However, if you refuse to blow into the breathalyzer at the police station, you will probably lose your license.

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