Your teen has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Whether your child has been on a downward slope or this caught you by complete surprise, you may worry about how a DWI charge will affect his or her future. Will it hinder educational and vocational opportunities? Will it harm your teen's emotional well-being, especially if others got hurt in the incident? Is it too late to steer your child back on track? While your concerns are valid, you do not need to give up hope. With the right approach, a DWI will not ruin your teen's life.