Long-term DUI Consequences

Driving under the influence (DUI) is the most common criminal offense in the United States. Many conscientious drivers with otherwise clean records have been arrested for DUI and suddenly found their lives in a dizzying tailspin from which they could not pull out. 
DUI convictions have major ramifications and some can linger for years. Most of us are aware of the short-term consequences, including temporary driver’s license suspension, fees and fines, high insurance premiums, court-mandated community service, participation in drunk driving education programs, and even jail time. 
Unfortunately, the long-term shock waves from a DUI can cause the greatest pain. Even after you pay your fines and fulfill your legal obligations, your DUI conviction can still undermine your future opportunities and haunt your life for years. Learning how you might be affected by a DUI is important first step for protecting yourself, your family, and your future. 
Some long-term consequences of a DUI conviction include:
A DUI arrest or conviction can have devastating repercussions for years afterward. They can be avoided by looking down the road at the consequences of a DUI.
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Updated November 2012 by BACtrack.com
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