DWI Defense

Help Your Lawyer Help You

What you need to know regarding your DWI charge

Before you go to court, make certain you know (and that you let your lawyer know) the answers to these questions:

  1. What is the current status of your driver’s license?
    Active, Revoked, or Limited Privilege

  2. What is Mr. Gore’s plan for your case?
    (i.e. guilty plea, continuance, motion to suppress, trial, etc.)

  3. Did you provide a Driver’s License 123 Insurance Form (Proof of Insurance) to your lawyer?
    This form must come from your insurance company.

  4. Has your DWI assessment been completed? Does your lawyer have a completion certificate?
    You need to complete a DWI assessment and provide your lawyer with a completion certificate before you go to court.

  5. If you need a special limited privilege, which allows driving outside the hours of 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, do you have a letter on letterhead from your employer?
    Your employer needs to sign the letter, state whether or not you travel for employment, and specify the times needed for travel related to employment.

  6. If you had a B.A.C. (Blood Alcohol Content) of .15 or more, do you have arrangements for transportation for the 45 days of non-driving required until you may receive a privilege?
    By law, you MAY NOT drive during the 45 days after being adjudicated guilty of Driving While Impaired. A limited privilege is within the discretion of the judge.

All of these requirements do not need to be met immediately. Talk to your attorney about your financial ability and a schedule that will both work for you and comply with court requirements.

If you have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), make sure you inform Mr. Gore at your first meeting, as your status may be different.