It’s very case-specific. If you drive for a living, pleading guilty to a DWI will affect your ability to do that because you are going to lose your commercial driver’s license, at least temporarily. Depending on the case, you can negotiate things down to careless driving or something like that that prevents you from having a DWI conviction on your record. Generally, when a person drives for a living, that case is going to end up in some kind of litigation.
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