How a DUI Can Impact Your Life

DUI Attorney Grand Rapids, MI

Have you or a loved one recently been convicted of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offense? People often learn the hard way that a DUI can have a major impact on one’s life in a variety of different ways.

Often times, it is very important to have a quality criminal defense attorney to help limit the amount of damage a DUI can have on your personal and professional life. The criminal defense attorneys at Beurkens Law have put together a list below of some of the ways a DUI can change your life:

Impact on Me Now

If you are found guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), you will likely have your driver’s license suspended from six months to years on average depending on certain factors including your previous criminal record. In addition, you will also be responsible for paying the high court fines required to be paid based on the unique details of your court case. Finally, you may also be required to take a DUI class or counseling before you are able to have your driver’s license reinstated.

Impact My Job

Depending on the type of work, a DUI can often times lead to trouble in the workplace. Individuals who have committed a DUI offense often times have to miss work for their court dates. If the individual is in the process of searching for a job, not only will there be a large number of career opportunities that will no longer be an option for individual, but they may also be required to explain their DUI on their job applications or during job interviews.

Impact on the Future

One major impact that a DUI can have on your future is that it becomes a part of your permanent criminal record. With your mugshot and fingerprints on file from the DUI, any company needing to do a background check will be able to see the offense in your record, which may impact their decision to offer you a job, provide insurance coverage, or give you a financial loan. Being convicted of DUI may also mean that you will be required to pay much higher insurance rates in the future, or possibly even losing your coverage entirely.

If you are in need of a legal representation for your drunk driving case, please contact the Grand Rapids attorneys at (616) 459-5344. At Beurkens Law, our criminal defense attorneys believe that individuals can always recover from a DUI offense charge.

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Our criminal defense attorneys help individuals who are worried about paying heavy fines, going to jail or losing their jobs. Let our years of experience work for you! Get a free case evaluation here or call us right now at (616) 459-5344.

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