One of the aspects of DWI cases that motorists are often not aware of prior to facing charges is that there are two separate sets of consequences one has to deal with in these cases. First of all, there are the criminal penalties for drunk driving, which are imposed after conviction by the judge handling the case.
The other set of consequences one has to deal with in DWI cases is the administrative sanctions. Because these sanctions are imposed administratively, a motorist may have to deal with them even if there is no conviction. It depends on the case.