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A DWI conviction has an effect on everyone when someone drives while impacted by alcohol.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is not recommended. In spite of this, a person is killed or seriously injured in a drunk driving accident every two minutes. On this page, we’ll talk about the impacts of alcohol on judgment, depth perception, and physical reaction time. There is no going back from the repercussions of a split-second decision. Become familiar with the perils of being in charge of a motor vehicle.

When we go behind the wheel, we all run into the danger of being involved in an accident. Drivers must be alert and vigilant at all times while operating a motor vehicle. Alcohol has a negative impact on this ability.

Driving under the influence risks the lives of everyone on the road, not just the driver. Passengers place their trust in the abilities of all drivers on the road. A drunk motorist may strike anybody, including bicyclists, pedestrians, children crossing streets, dogs chasing a ball, and even individuals who are enjoying the outdoors in the safety of their own homes. Careless decisions have the potential to destroy all of the barriers that keep us secure.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the harm caused by drunk drivers costs all of us in the US around $52 billion every year.

Drinking alcoholic beverages is more common now than it has ever been in the history of the US. Having a drink or two with colleagues after work has become a habit for many working people. Drinking alcohol is not just permitted in restaurants and nightclubs but it is also permitted during sporting events and music festivals, which are often sponsored by beer companies.

Because alcohol can be found nearly everywhere in our society, the possibility of a disaster tied to DUI is virtually limitless. In reality, disasters like these occur on a daily basis.

The Impact Of DWI On Your Life

We have discussed how DWI has a general effect on society. In this section, we will look at how a DWI can impact you as an individual.

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is very dangerous and is almost always a mistake you wish you hadn’t made.

You are now facing charges that might lead to the loss of your driving privileges or incarceration, but that is not the only thing you should be worried about. In truth, a DWI has a lot of long-term consequences that are unrelated to your court appearance.

When you are caught for DWI, you face administrative penalties as well as a number of additional consequences based on your social setting. A DWI may have a detrimental influence on your life even after you have fulfilled your court-ordered duties.


When a person gets charged with a DWI, it may result in a slew of life-altering concerns that aren’t always simple to cope with. A DWI may result in strained relationships, poor judgments and views from friends and loved ones, loss of license, a criminal record, and trouble finding an apartment or work, in addition to having to pay exorbitant penalties and potentially doing prison time. An experienced DWI/DUI Attorney in Dallas TX has the ability to handle your case properly and achieve optimal results.

For more help, if you are facing a DWI Charge, contact The Medlin Law Firm.

**Over 96 Years Of Combined Criminal Defense And Immigration Law Experience** ** Board Certified in Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, since 1989** **Award Winning Immigration Law Firm** Our law firm in Dallas Texas is driven with one simple goal in mind and that is to deliver the best possible result on every case we represent. We know that for every criminal case that we pursue, there is a human being that is dependent on us for defending his or her rights, freedom, and future well-being. This type of understanding is the foundation of any successful attorney-client relationship. Everyone should be deserving of a lawyer that they feel comfortable working with. You need someone by your side, who knows and understands the sum and substance of the Texas criminal justice system, and who is familiar with the courts, judges, prosecutors, and clerks in the various jurisdictions of the state of Texas. We are committed 110% to be that firm for you! Selection of your criminal defense counsel should be a careful and thorough process. You need and deserve a highly experienced and devoted advocate that you can rely on to protect your rights and your future. Our team of defense lawyers at The Medlin Law Firm will always give you honest answers to your questions and will dedicate the time that is needed in order to properly outline your defense strategy and possible scenarios of resolution. When you hire our firm, we get to work right away on uncovering and investigating every single detail of your case and the charges you are facing. We know what it takes to build a strong defense on your behalf. Our philosophy in handling each and every new criminal case is to prepare for the worst, but expect the best from the get-go; therefore, we look to dismiss every case if possible, but won’t hesitate to escalate to trial if it serves your best interests. We prepare for each criminal case by planning multiple possibilities and courses of action, so that when your case unfolds, we are in an optimal position to choose the best and most beneficial resolution. Working with The Medlin Law firm means you are always informed and involved at every step of the process. In over 34 years of criminal law practice, Gary Medlin has handled criminal matters of every type and has successfully defended thousands of criminal cases in the state of Texas. His experience practicing on both sides of Texas state and federal criminal law cases offers a significant advantage to his clients. Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, Gary Medlin served as assistant district attorney for over 8 years, prosecuting criminal charges against those accused of breaking the law. Today, this experience gives him invaluable insight into how prosecutors prepare cases against the firm’s clients. He knows the prosecution’s priorities as well as their pressure points, and as a result, is much more resourceful and effective in the preparation and defense of his client’s cases. For the past several decades, Gary has been a highly regarded and trusted Texas criminal defense lawyer. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law as designated by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction achieved by only 10% of criminal defense attorneys in the state of Texas. AREAS OF PRACTICE: • Criminal Law • Immigration Law CERTIFICATIONS/SPECIALTIES: • Board Certified in Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, since 1989 BAR ADMISSIONS: • United States Supreme Court • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas • Texas courts by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS: • Tarrant County Bar Association • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Immediate Past President) • DUI Defense Lawyers Association (Founding Member) • Texas DWI Defense Lawyers Association (Founding Member) • State Bar of Texas • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers • National College for DUI Defense EDUCATION: • Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Science 1979 • Texas Tech University School of Law, Juris Doctorate 1982 • State Bar of Texas Licensed: 1983 CRIMINAL CASES WE HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN REPRESENTING AT BOTH THE STATE & FEDERAL LEVELS: • DWI & DUI Offenses • Assault/Battery Charges • Domestic Violence • Murder/Manslaughter • Drug Crimes • Weapons Offenses • Violent Crimes • Theft/Burglary/Shoplifting • Arson • Bribery • White Collar Crimes • Conspiracy • Cyber Crimes • Embezzlement • Forgery • Sexual Offense Crimes • Trespass • Vandalism IMMIGRATION • Visa • Green Card • Citizenship • Deportation Services List • Criminal Defense - All Levels - All Case Types • Individualized DWI Defense & Hearing to Save Your License (ALR) • Extensive Experience in Jury Trails, Obtaining Dismissals, Reductions & More • Motions to Suppress, Occupational License to Cover Periods of Suspension • Obtaining Jury Acquittals at Every Level of Crime Including Capital Murder, Intoxication Manslaughter & DWI (Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results) • Immigration - Visa - Green Card - Citizenship - Deportation Amenities • Bonds Free for Clients • Frequent Speaker On DWI, ALR, and Other Criminal Law Matters • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Dist. Ct.-Northern Dist. TX., U.S. Ct. of Appeals-5th Circuit • Member, College of State Bar of Texas, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers • Former Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney The Medlin Law Firm - Dallas 2550 Pacific Ave #866 Dallas, TX 75226 (214) 888-4810 - Contact Gary at  
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