In October of 2019, Errol Spence Jr., a popular boxer, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after losing control of, and flipping, his Ferrari. Police stated that Mr. Spence was allegedly drunk driving his vehicle at a high-speed rate in the early hours of the morning. He was not wearing a seat belt during the crash and suffered severe facial injuries that left him hospital-bound for a time. The young boxer was lucky to survive the accident and is back in fantastic fighting form, preparing to defend his title later this year. Native Texan Spence is an amazing example of how, despite his serious DWI charge, we are all capable of overcoming hard things.
What a DWI Can Teach You
Being charged with a DWI can be a stressful situation for nearly everyone. You may feel alone, confused, and worried about what others may think. These strong emotions can lead even the best of us to feel like we should shrink back from life. But what if you could use this incident as a learning experience – like Errol Spence Jr. Instead of focusing on what's happened, focus on what it can teach you. Mr. Spence focused on how lucky he was to be alive. His body was battered and bruised, he'd completely totaled an expensive vehicle, but he focused on what the experience taught him. He started training again, rehabbing his body, and getting into the best shape he can to take down another champion boxer in December 2020.
Here are some ideas for how you can rebound after being charged with a DWI:
- Lean on your friends and family. They will help support you and keep your spirits up. Being honest with them about the incident may also help you process what happened.
- Find a support group or therapist. If you don't have family or friends to support you, find others who will. A support group or a therapist will also help you find the silver-lining and lessons in the experience.
- Find new hobbies. A new hobby can help immerse your mind and keep it off the stress you may be feeling post charge. Who knows what that hobby might become?
- Stay away from old triggers. Triggers will keep you in the current mindset, but distance will help you rebuild your life.
How an Attorney Can Help
Remember, you're not a bad person just because of your DWI charge, and your DWI charge does not equal a conviction. A great lawyer can make all the difference.
Attorney Doug Murphy has extensive experience helping his clients manage their DWI cases. He was named one of 2021 US News and World Report's Best Lawyers in America, served two consecutive terms on the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association board of directors, and was co-chair of their DWI Committee. Doug genuinely believes there is a lesson to learn and life to live after a DWI charge. He will work tirelessly to not only protect your rights in court but to support your rebound efforts. Call 713-229-8333 today to set up a consultation. Don't suffer through this experience alone.