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A DWI arrest costs not only YOU

DWI Fact #10: Summing it all up.


DWI is expensive, not only to you, if convicted, but to the taxpayers.  Drunk driving costs the U.S. approximately $132 billion a year (MADD).  Including costs for medical treatment, work loss, public services, court fees and loss of quality of life, drunk driving deaths and injuries have cost Texans well over $50 billion since 2006 (Pacific Institute for Research).  The statistics get even more frightening:  the average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before first arrest and approximately 1/3 of all drivers arrested or convicted of DWI are repeat offenders (MADD).   Don’t be a statistic!  Never, EVER drive under the influence.  Use a designated driver or take a cab.  In the case of drunk driving, it is always better to be safe than sorry!


IF you are arrested for DUI/DWI this holiday season, remember the Tessmer Law Firm Do’s and Don’ts of DWI:


  1. DON’T drink and drive.
  2. DO be respectful of the officer.
  3. DON’T admit to drinking and driving.
  4. DO remember you are innocent until proven guilty.
  5. DON’T submit to breath or field sobriety tests.
  6. DO be prepared to go to jail.
  7. DON’T panic! You’ll get to call for help.
  8. DO arrange for bail or a PR bond.
  9. DON’T go through the process alone and uninformed.
  10. DO call Tessmer Law Firm for a free consultation.


More resources:  Mothers Against Drunk Driving