DUI charges are a very serious criminal offense any way you slice it. The punishments for this criminal offense vary depending on the circumstances that surrounded your arrest. There are some people who walk away with a slap on the wrist and a thousand dollar fine. There are other people who are required to attend DUI classes while having their license restricted for a number of months. It is also very possible to face anywhere from six months to a year in jail. Once you have been charged with a DUI you need a good Defense Attorney Burlington to stop the charge from ruining your life.
How Will A DUI Ruin Your Life?
A DUI can cause serious damage to your life. It can ruin your career, your financial situation, and your relationships. Imagine being a delivery driver or being responsible for your company’s care. Your employer might let you go or give you a lower paying position because the DUI makes them lose trust in you as a company driver. Most employers also do not want the risk associated with you driving. There are some employers who do not even want to hire someone with a DUI on their record. This is because they feel like you are just as likely to come to work while intoxicated.
DUIs ruin your life financially because they come equipped with a lot of court fines and fees. You are also going to have to deal with getting your licensed reinstated which can cost several hundred dollars. Once a DUI is on your record, you can kiss your current insurance premium rate goodbye. Insurance providers consider a driver with a DUI on their record to be a huge liability. They will still insure you, but they are going to want to charge you a lot more money. This is just a formality for them because they are assuming you are going to get in an accident one day and if you are intoxicated they would be responsible for footing any medical or auto repair bills.
Powers & Costeck, Attorneys at Law is just one of many defense law firms that are proud to represent clients who have been charged with a DUI. You can visit their website to learn more about how they can help you.