When you think about the typical DUI, you may think that there are only legal consequences on the line. In other words, you may only think about the potential jail time, the fines, the license revocation, and the court costs that a person has to deal with. However, these are only a few of the myriad consequences that can hurt an individual accused and convicted of DUI.
For example, let’s branch out a bit on the idea of license revocation. Without a license, an individual is now reliant on different forms of transportation to get around. He or she may have to spend money to get around, or they may rely on other people. This can be inconvenient or expensive, or both.
There are also plenty of indirect financial costs associated with a DUI, and alternate forms of transportation are just part of this topic. Your car insurance rates will go through the roof. You could miss time from work while you deal with the DUI charge. There could be penalties handed down by a judge that require you to pay money to fulfill the obligation.
The point we’re trying to get across here is that there is a lot at stake when you are accused of a DUI, and failing to take this charge as seriously as it needs to be could cost you more than just a hit to the wallet. You need experienced legal representation to help you out when you are accused of drunk driving, and we have the experience necessary at Sayer, Regan & Thayer to take up your cause.