Drunk driving is easy to avoid, but there is a chance that you could make the mistake of getting behind the wheel while knowing that you shouldn’t. Drinking lowers your inhibitions, and something you’d never do while sober might seem like a good idea when you’re intoxicated.

As someone who has been arrested for driving under the influence, it is important that you take the time to look into your rights. You should reach out to your attorney before speaking to the police during the police interview. You should also exercise your right to silence when possible.

How can a DUI affect your future?

If you are convicted of a DUI, you could find that you are affected in many ways. First, DUIs are expensive. You could face administrative fines and other penalties that add up to thousands of dollars. Second, you could lose your job, particularly if driving is a necessary part of your workday. Even if you retain your license, your employer may have specific workplace rules that exclude you from continuing your employment.

If you are convicted of a DUI and go to college or a university, you could lose your federal funding and have difficulty getting to your classes. That doesn’t even take into consideration the impact on your social circle.

As you can see, a DUI can affect you in many ways. Fortunately, your attorney can help you defend yourself and look into alternative penalties, so you can have the potential to avoid at least some of the serious consequences of a DUI.