When individuals are faced with a DUI, they often are so concerned about being arrested, put in jail, having their license suspended, hiring an attorney, heavy fines, penalties and DUI school that they fail to comprehend the long-term ramifications of their actions.
Here are just some of the problems a DUI conviction can create for you:
-If you are a truck driver, a chauffeur, a delivery person or have a company car, you might lose your job. The reason for this is that the liability of having someone drive their employer’s trucks, vans, limos or cars, after having a DUI conviction, is too great.
-If you are seeking employment, your permanent criminal record showing a DUI conviction can cause employers to pass you over. The hiring process will normally involve credit checks and criminal background checks, and this could prove to be fatal in your attempts to gain meaningful employment.
-A DUI conviction can cause you a problem of gaining admission to college or university. It also can serve to disqualify or hinder you if your job requires state licensing or certifications, such as for attorneys, doctors, real estate agents and teachers. Your college financial aid may even be jeopardized.
-Your automobile insurance will likely skyrocket. Your driver’s license will be suspended, (or even revoked) and you will need to obtain a California SR22. This is proof of having met the state’s minimum requirement for automobile liability insurance. This can be very expensive and because of a DUI conviction you will typically wind up in a high-risk insurance pool. But we have a way to help keep your insurance rates from rocketing out of control. During your FREE Consultation we will explain.
-Following a DUI conviction, spouses, family, friends, co-workers and employers may lose some respect for your ability to make good decisions. This can result in embarrassment, humiliation, depression and anxiety. Additionally, some will simply assume that you have a problem with alcohol.
First time DUI offenders are normally charged with a misdemeanor DUI. However, the facts and circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest can increase penalties and jail time depending upon your Blood Alcohol level, if there was any “bad driving,” whether you are a repeat offender and worse if there was an accident injury where someone was seriously injured! In any of these scenarios you may be facing a felony DUI.
A felony DUI charge can also result from multiple DUI convictions, DUI with injury and a vehicular manslaughter charge. Felony DUI charges all carry considerable time in the California State Prison.
If you or a family member have been arrested for a DUI, you cannot afford to get a conviction. You need to immediately seek the advice of an experienced and highly skilled DUI defense attorney who is experienced in handling DUI cases especially in the counties where you have been arrested and charged.
Fiumara & Milligan Law has been around since 1992 and are experienced DUI attorneys who have represented thousands of California residents (and citizens of other states who have been arrested for DUI in California) who have been in your situation.
Our attorneys will work hard for a dismissal, a not guilty verdict or reduced charges. Very often we find that there was an unlawful stop, malfunctioning breathalyzers and inaccurate blood alcohol content (BAC) tests.
Let us be by your side. We will be with you every step of the way.
Contact Fiumara & Milligan Law IMMEDIATELY at 707-571-8600 or 415-492-4507 for a no obligation consultation. “The Right Attorney Makes all the Difference!”
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