When I recently contacted Attorney Phillip Goff about obtaining an Occupational Driver's License, he explained the process to me and then asked me why I needed one. When I told him that I was pleading guilty to a DWI charge, he advised me to come talk to him about it. After our discussion at his office, I was convinced that I had a case and should fight the charge.
He explained that a DWI conviction amounts to much more than just short-term legal penalties such as fines, probation, community service or jail. As if these things weren't enough, a DWI would also result in non-legal consequences for years to come. That's because a DWI charge is a criminal charge and a DWI conviction becomes a permanent criminal record.
He went on to explain that virtually all employers and landlords run criminal background checks prior to choosing applicants, as do many banks and lenders. Increasingly, colleges, universities, scholarship, and financial aid programs are doing the same. A criminal background could disqualify my application for something in the future, cost me more money or otherwise put me at a disadvantage to those applicants that don't have a criminal record.
For 7 months Attorney Phillip Goff worked diligently to get my DWI charge dismissed saving me well over $10,000 in both fines and increased insurance premiums. However, that amount of money may pale in comparison to what he may have actually saved me, especially when losing a single job opportunity and having to settle for something less could cost tens of thousands of dollars. That's the value of not having a criminal record follow you around for the rest of your life!
For anyone remotely thinking of pleading guilty to a DWI charge, please take it from someone who has already walked in your shoes and don't wait another moment. Contact Attorney Phillip Goff today!
Response from Phillip Goff July 24, 2017
If I did commercials, that's how it would sound! Thanks, Jared.