No, it is not. However, the punishment can be similar. Unless there are facts you have left out, you will not go to jail. Good luck.
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They are different offenses but often with similar consequences. I hate hearing about attorneys who don't respond to their clients. I suggest doing whatever it takes to contact your attorney and addressing all of your concerns with them. Best of luck.
Driving-after-consuming is not the same as DWI. If you have any alcohol in your system (even .01), and you get caught driving, you'll get charged with driving after consuming. If your alcohol level is .08 or above, you'll be charged with DWI, no matter your age. So, for example, if you're underage and you blow above a .08, you'll be charged with both crimes.
Driving after consuming may be less "serious" than DWI, but it may carry similar consequences, and in fact can have worse consequences. If you're convicted of DWI, the judge can give you a limited driving privilege, but if you're convicted of driving after consuming, the judge cannot let you drive for any purpose, and your license will be suspended for a year. It's possible to ask the judge for a PJC to avoid this consequence, but there are a lot of things you'll need to do to prepare (take alcohol classes, etc), and your attorney should make sure you know what you need to do to be ready for court. If your attorney is not communicating with you, you should find another attorney!
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Driving after consuming under 21 is NOT the same as a DWI. conviction will however result in your driver license being suspended for 1 year. You would qualify for a limited driving privilege if the speeding charge was dismissed or reduced to the point where it did not cause a suspension itself. Please consult a good criminal lawyer. you need help.
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