DWI - Driving While Impaired Or Intoxicated

Full Video Transcript

Depending on what state you live in, the crime of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated may be called either a DUI, for driving under the influence, or DWI for driving while intoxicated or driving while impaired. In those states that recognize DWIs, the punishment for a successful conviction can include a fine, a loss of driving privileges through a license suspension, and even jail time. Some states recognize both DUIs and DWIs. In many of these states, a DWI conviction is often much more serious and carries with it a heavier penalty than a DUI conviction. In other states, the term DWI may be reserved for driving while under the influence of alcohol, whereas a DUI may be reserved for driving while under the influence of illegal drugs. Finally, in some states, the crime of DUI is reserved for minors, whereas anyone can commit a DWI. If you have been charged with either offense, you should speak with an experienced DUI or DWI attorney to discuss your best legal options.

Additional DWI Videos

Search LawInfo's DWI Resources

Lead Counsel Rated Law Firm

Click Here to Learn More