How to Become a Lawyer

How to Be a DWI Lawyer

DWI stands for “driving while intoxicated.” Driving while intoxicated remains a serious offense in most states.

A DWI attorney will present his client with the legal situation and options and represent the client in front of the authorities or in the court of law. Law enforcement generally brings these cases against individuals caught driving while intoxicated. A DWI attorney has to know and understand all the legal implications of driving while intoxicated and possess the ability to clearly explain the situation to the client.

1. Enroll in an undergraduate program and get good grades. Maintain a good relationship with one or two teachers in order to feel comfortable asking for recommendation letters later on. Take on public speaking, debate and writing classes in order to develop argumentation and language skills.  Get your undergraduate degree after four years of college or university.

2. Most law schools will look at your academic records and LSAT score first. If you do not have a good GPA and you get a low LSAT result, your chances of getting into a moderately prestigious law school will lower significantly. You can purchase many prep materials for the LSAT as well as register for prep courses. Take the test seriously, as it can determine whether you get into the law school of your choice or not.  The test has a registration fee of $136. You will also need to pay application fees, so ensure you save some money for the whole admissions process.

3. Remain realistic about your chances when choosing a law school. It is all right to aim high, but you should also make some safe choices. Put together your admission file and include everything required and relevant: recommendations, extracurricular activities, special talents, and so on.

4. Getting through law school takes a lot of work. Prepare for extensive study. Starting with the second year of law school, you can choose an area of specialization. Take those courses that will help you become a DWI attorney.

5. Even though you will likely find yourself overwhelmed by how much you have to study, try to get a part-time job in the office of a DWI attorney. If you cannot handle a job while studying, undertake a summer internship.

6. Finish three years of law school and do a recap of everything you’ve learned for the bar exam. The bar exam in every state is different, so make sure to go over federal law as well as the specific legislation of your state. Once you pass the bar association examination, you can work as a practicing lawyer.

7. Getting started as a DWI attorney might not prove easy, as there are a lot of young lawyers out there. Start getting some experience by getting clients the hard way; that is, try going to police stations to see if anyone there needs a DWI attorney.