DUI Consequences

A DUI conviction can have long-lasting implications for a person's professional and personal life. A DUI can have a negative impact on a person's career. It can also make it more difficult to drive or get reasonably priced car insurance. There is also the issue of facing a jail sentence and having a permanent criminal record after a conviction. Learn more about these issues and how to avoid them here.


One of the most frightening aspects of getting a DUI is the uncertainty of the consequences that you may face. You could face fines, a license suspension, and even more serious DUI consequences, such as jail time. Plus, there are many other issues that you could face due to the stigma of DUI. This section provides a comprehensive overview of the possible DUI consequences that you might face. Of course, your personal situation will mean unique consequences. To learn more about your particular situation and the consequences you can expect, you should contact a DUI attorney.

Impact of a DUI

Of course, there are criminal implications of a DUI conviction. But this charge can also have an emotional impact on your family. Learn how to help your family through a few different DUI situations on our website.

Getting a DUI can also have an impact on your career, depending on what field you are in. Consider a DUI impact on the following careers:

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  • Taxi driver
  • Bus driver
  • Those with CDL licenses
  • Pilot
  • Doctor
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Military members
  • College career

DUI Consequences – Car Issues

Getting charged with a DUI can also impact your car and your ability to drive. For example, your vehicle could be confiscated by the police. You could also face car insurance issues and have your rates increase. And of course, you could have your license suspended by the court, the DMV, or both. In some situations, you might be able to apply for a work or school permit, that allows you to drive back and forth from your job or school. But if you choose to drive with your suspended license and you don’t have a work permit, you face even more penalties.

DUI Consequences – Sentencing

Sentencing in DUI cases will vary and depend on many factors, such as previous offenses and the circumstances of your arrest. In some cases there are alternatives to jail, the most common of which is a diversionary program.


If you wait a designated period of time after your DUI, you could have the conviction pardoned. There are some things that you can’t do after you get a DUI. A conviction on your record can also make aspects of your life difficult. For example, you may have trouble finding a job or having your license reinstated. Getting a pardon will erase the conviction so that you no longer have a criminal history. This can make life easier.

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