DUI / DWI Criminal Records: FAQ
Driving under the influence (driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, drinking and driving) is the act of operating any vehicle after consuming alcohol or other drugs. DUI or DWI are synonymous terms that represent the criminal offense of operating a vehicle while being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
DUI means Driving Under the Influence and a prosecutor must prove that the driver was impaired by alcohol, even if they didn’t reach the legal blood alcohol content of the state.
DWI means Driving While Intoxicated, and is typically more serious, because it means the driver was caught driving at or over the legal limit.
People can still get a license with DWI convictions, but their driver’s license will likely be restricted to only work or court-approved driving.
Getting a DWI is considered a common crime – and a mistake made by lots of people at some point in their life.
However, DWI convictions can be a major red flag for other people, particularly potential employers. You should keep track of your DWI records to see what other people are finding out about you, while searching for public records.
Make sure your DUI or DWI record isn’t making you look bad, keep track of your public records online.
Why – you might ask? Well, your family and friends will probably forgive you, but it’ll be much harder to give a good first impression with a DWI or DUI hanging over your head – especially at job interviews.
A routine background check, even an online public record search will bring up your DUI / DWI record.
You might be denied jobs – even non-driving jobs — because having a DWI could make you look irresponsible in the eyes of potential employers.
And with the popularity of online background checks, even new friends or dates could be judging you on your criminal record without you being aware of. Investigations123.com offers you a 5-day risk-free trial, here.
A sample report is provided below…