Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or
drugs is the one offense that is typically and commonly committed by everyday
citizens – people without criminal records. So, unlike someone with
a long record of criminal violations, most DUI suspects have more to lose
if they are convicted of DUI.
When a convicted criminal is found guilty of DUI, it’s not going
to change their life as much as it would for a noncriminal. A felon for
example, is already living with the stigma of a criminal record. He or
she has probably already done time, and they’re likely on probation
On the other hand, a noncriminal facing DUI charges probably has a job,
a spouse, or an entire family depending on them. It’s the noncriminal
who will be hit by a DUI conviction the hardest. They’ll get slapped
with a criminal record, and their car insurance premiums will skyrocket.
With the above in mind, here are some of the reasons why you should fight
your DUI charges:
- A DUI conviction leads to a criminal record.
- Criminal records are stigmatized in our society.
- A misdemeanor or felony DUI will likely affect your career and housing
- A DUI can bar you from scholarships and certain professional licenses.
- A DUI comes up on background checks.
- A DUI stays on your driving record for 10 years.
- A DUI stays on your criminal record indefinitely.
- A DUI conviction means AA meetings and DUI School.
- A DUI can bar you from obtaining security clearance.
A DUI can affect
child custody battles.
A DUI leads to a
You may be required to install an
Ignition Interlock Device.
- A DUI means probation.
- A DUI will affect your car insurance premiums for years.
felony DUI can lead to
deportation for immigrants.
- A drug-related DUI can lead to deportation for immigrants.
A DUI can bar you from travelling to
Still not convinced you should fight your DUI charges? We suggest you contact
the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. to meet with our
DUI defense specialist, Attorney Landry for free!
We’d be glad to answer all of your questions and inform you of the
full consequences of a DUI conviction in Orange County –