Whether this is your first DUI charge or not, you could be facing serious penalties. Some of these include jail time, community service, probation, insurance issues, ignition interlock, vehicle impoundment, alcohol assessment and treatment, restrictions on travel and loss of your driver’s license.
And a DUI conviction doesn’t just carry short-term problems. A DUI can haunt you for the rest of your life by staying on your permanent record. When future employers and/or colleges run a background check on you, your conviction will appear. This could determine whether or not they are willing to hire or accept you into their organization.
Like any other crime, the more DUI convictions you have, the harsher the penalties will be. Grass-roots organizations such as M.A.D.D. (mother’s against drunk driving) have put the pressure on lawmakers across the nation to crack down on DUI laws and penalties. That’s why it’s more important than ever to hire an experienced attorney who focuses their practice in this ever-changing, complicated field of law.