On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Monday, November 27, 2017.
Drunk or drugged driving are serious matters that need to be tended to quickly. For the people accused of these crimes, time is of the essence. There are very severe penalties associated with these offenses, and these penalties aren’t solely left to the realm of legal punishments. In all DUI cases, financial penalties — both directly tied to the DUI arrest and indirectly tied to the charge — can really hurt an accused person.
So what specifically are we talking about here? Well, consider some of the basic elements in the wake of a drunk or drugged driving arrest. Your car will be impounded. You will be arrested and spend some time in jail. Your case will need to be presented before a judge. Your license will be suspended. You will have the opportunity to pay bail. All of these things — every single one — has an associated cost to it, and the total can easily run into the thousands of dollars.
The charge will have other impacts on your life. With a criminal history now, you could struggle to find a suitable place to live. You may not get a job that you were hoping to receive. You will have to find alternate forms of transportation. Again, all of these come with an attached cost to them.
Last but not least, there is the long term financial impact of the charge on your insurance. Your car insurance will never be the same, as your premiums will go skyrocketing for a long time.
All of this is to say one thing: if you are accused of a drunk driving, you need to consult with an attorney to ensure your rights are upheld and your interests are being advocated for.