Classifications of DWI Offenders
I want to depart for a moment from the legalities of the law on DWI and give a personal opinion… As I have stated in another section, many of my clients have become my friends. I LIKE my clients. They’re good folks…who just made a bad judgement call or just had bad luck!
I have come to the conclusion that there are three types of DWI ‘offenders’….
- Bad LifeStyle… This is the ‘Good ‘ol Boy’ who would give you the shirt off his back, whether you needed it or not, or change your tire in a howling rainstorm…but, he just likes the feeling of the ‘buzz’ and then gets behind the wheel. This boy just needs to stay off the road! He’s a danger to everyone on the road…and himself, when he’s behind the wheel.
- Bad Judgement…This is where Bubba goes to JoeBob’s house for the Super Bowl and they have some brews (usually BudLight, Coors Light or Keystone Light) while they’re watching the game, and when it’s over, Bubba says, “I’m goin’ home, now. I’sh fine. Shhure wash shwell washin’ duh game wish yew.” Then, he gets pulled over… A taxi or a night over at JoeBob’s house would have been cheaper than the bondsman’s fee, lawyer’s fee and court costs, not to mention PROBATION!
- Then, there’s Bad Luck!…This is where you take your darlin’ wife to a great restaurant and have a glass of wine with your pasta, or a beer with your steak…and on the way home the Police pull you over and say, “Sir, I stopped you because your right tail light is out…and ….say, have you been drinking? You have alcohol on your breath. Please step to the rear of your vehicle…and then it begins…..
Most of my clients fit the last classification…that could be me…. or you!