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What consequences accompany DUI convictions?

It is easier than one might initially think to end up on the wrong end of a suspected driving under the influence (DUI) charge. Even truly responsible and conscious adults can blow a .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) rating or just above if they have simply had some drinks with dinner and not waited just long enough for the booze to metabolize. If you are arrested and charged with a DUI, even if you have no prior record, it is advisable that you seek legal counsel immediately as a conviction could result in serious consequences.

Perhaps most obviously, persons convicted of DUI charges often face fines and may face some length of imprisonment. In addition, the court could mandate alcohol counseling, community service and/or that you install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for a period of time. Similarly, your driver’s license could either be suspended or revoked.

In addition, several practical consequences often accompany DUI convictions. First, car insurance premiums tend to skyrocket when a policy holder is convicted of drunk driving. Second, convictions could make it more difficult for you to apply for jobs, schooling and housing. Thirdly, a DUI conviction may not sit well with a judge if you ever need to fight for custody of your children, wish to pursue adoption or desire to become a foster parent.

Because the consequences associated with convictions for DUI charges can be severe, it is imperative that accused individuals seek out the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. An expert advocate can help you to clear your name or to mitigate the consequences associate with your DUI conviction.

Source: MainStreet, "The Extremely High Cost of a DUI," May 31, 2013

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