Any person who is in physical control of a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol or controlled substance runs the risk of being charged with DWI. The government has refined the DWI laws to such a point that a person does not even need to be driving a motor vehicle to be convicted of DWI. While most DWI charges do result from driving behavior, even if a person is asleep in a vehicle, under certain conditions, they can be charged with DWI. DWI charges are very serious. Even a misdemeanor DWI conviction can have significant long-term negative consequences. In addition to license revocation, a person who is charged with DWI faces potential jail time, heavy fines, license reinstatement fees, increased insurance premiums, and even the denial of access into certain foreign countries, including Canada. DWI offenders may also face certain civil consequences including the forfeiture of their license, license plates, and even their car. If you have been charged with DWI or even if you believe that you may be charged, the earlier you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney the better off you will be. If you are arrested for suspicion of DWI, in most cases, you will be afforded an opportunity to consult with counsel. Make every effort you can to obtain legal advice as early in the process as you can. Because most DWI arrests occur outside of regular business hours, it can be difficult to contact an attorney. Knuesel Law Firm maintains an after-hours and weekend phone number that provides you legal advice when you most need it. No matter what level of DWI you are charged with, the best investment you can make in your defense is to hire an experienced DWI lawyer to represent you as early as possible. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel has represented over a thousand clients who have been charged with DWI. From misdemeanor level offenses to felony level DWI, Attorney Knuesel has aggressively represented his clients and has fought for the best available outcome. Let the Firm’s experience and proven results work for you. Contact Knuesel Law Firm today.