Will Your DWI Arrest become Public Knowledge?

Interviewer: When someone’s arrested for DWI, is it typically very public? Are friends and family and work going to find out about the charge?

Gary: Truthfully, it is most probably going to be public knowledge, especially if the arrest occurred with a work-related vehicle. If you’re a professional driver, you’re going to lose your license and you’re going to lose your job. The public’s attitude toward drunk driving is evolving. Years ago, it was much more publically acceptable to have a few drinks and get behind the wheel of your car. Today, the public perception is much less forgiving.