Being arrested for drunk driving can be very stressful, scary, and time-consuming.¬† Deservedly so!¬† Jail, fines, classes, and license revocation are just some of the minimum consequences if you are convicted of drunk driving.¬† Armed with the correct information and hiring a drunk driving lawyer, you can be better prepared to handle any drunk driving consequences.
THE LEGAL ASPECT OF DRUNK DRIVING CONSEQUENCES
The legal consequences of drunk driving depend on a variety of factors.¬† The range of consequences may run from a simple first offender DUI misdemeanor to felony murder.¬† You may spend zero time in custody or you could spend the rest of your life in prison.¬† The severity of your drunk driving consequences depends on many factors, including your state‚Äôs drunk driving laws, your BAC level, whether you are a repeat offender, whether there was a collision, and whether anyone was injured.
For a first offender, the amount of court fines, length of jail time, the length and type of DUI education program, length of probation, amount of community service will be determined by a variety factors of your drunk driving arrest, charge, and conviction. Hiring a DUI attorney to fight for your drunk driving charges vigorously can help soften the blow of the consequences.
For those that have multiple prior DUI convictions or that have caused property damage or have injured or even killed someone, you may be facing severe consequences including lengthy jail time or prison time.¬† For the most serious of cases involving the death, you could face manslaughter or even murder charges, which may result in a life in prison.¬† In any of these circumstances, it is imperative to hire a DUI lawyer to defend the charges levied against you.
THE PERSONAL ASPECT OF DRUNK DRIVING CONSEQUENCES
As if the legal portion of your drunk driving consequences weren’t enough to handle, there’s much more.¬† Jail time, court hearings, DUI classes, meetings with your attorney can be very draining on time away from work and away from your family.¬† Of course, not getting a DUI is the easiest way to avoid to problems, but now that you’re here, you can learn why you definitely don’t want another one. Drunk driving consequences will affect different people, differently. It’s important to remember that you’re not alone; every year more than 1.5 million people are arrested for DUI.