Possible Consequences of a DUI Conviction
Driving Under the Influence Is Considered a Dangerous Criminal Act
In the United States, 29 people die every day because of vehicle accidents involving drivers under the influence of alcohol. That’s one person dying every 50 minutes. These are deaths that could have been prevented if only the drivers weren’t alcohol-impaired.
People who have no criminal records find themselves marred after they get arrested for DUI. It’s a criminal act that isn’t taken lightly and whose consequences can linger through the years. Some have employment and career opportunities undermined because of a single DUI arrest.
What Are the Consequences of Being Convicted?
The penalties for Driving Under the Influence vary per state law. In most cases, first-offense DUI is typically classified as a misdemeanor and punishable by no more than six months or a year in jail. As with any criminal charge, you are presumed innocent and need to be proven guilty before you face the consequences of your actions.
Some consequences of a DUI conviction include the following:
DUI convictions almost always result in the offender paying a fine. The amount varies depending on the state, but a first-time offender can expect to pay somewhere between $500 and $2,000.
2. Jail time
If you get convicted of a DUI for the first time in a state that imposes harsh penalties, expect to spend at least six months or a year in jail. Pennsylvania and some other states, however, are far more lenient for first-time offenders. They don’t get to serve jail time in those states.
3. Revoked driver’s license
You can have your driver’s license revoked for up to two years for your first conviction. If you’re a repeat offender, you may find yourself facing an even longer suspension time.
4. Issues during background checks
Employers, financial institutions, and other agencies sometimes conduct criminal background checks as part of their admission processes. If you have a DUI conviction, expect a prospective employer to find out about your criminal record and ask you about it.
5. Higher insurance rates
An insurance company is likely to charge you higher premium rates if you have a DUI conviction. You’ll likely be considered a “high-risk” driver, so prepare to pay more to get your car insured.
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