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A DUI mark on your record will have far-reaching consequences

On Behalf of | Oct 18, 2022 | DUI/DWI |

Perhaps you believe that if charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), you can put the issue behind you once you have dealt with the penalties.

However, a conviction for DUI will follow you for years and can affect many areas of your life.

Background checks

These days, many employers conduct background checks on job applicants. A recruiter may see a DUI mark on your record and pass you over in favor of a candidate with a clean record who appears more trustworthy. A background check may also be part of a college admissions process. Landlords perform background checks too, and with a DUI conviction, you might not be able to get the house or apartment you want.


A DUI conviction puts you at risk for keeping your current job. Obligations such as court dates, community service and time behind bars can disrupt your work schedule causing your employer to consider terminating you. Also, you likely will not qualify for a position that involves driving a company vehicle such as a truck or a cab.

Auto insurance

Because of your DUI conviction, your auto insurance company may consider you a “high-risk” driver. The insurer may either terminate your policy or issue a new policy at a much higher rate that will remain in force for several years.


Both your personal and professional relationships may suffer as a result of a DUI conviction. This kind of mark can stain your reputation with your employer and coworkers. Your friends and family may express disappointment in you, and it may take some time for them to trust you again.

Next step

You do not need to face a DUI charge alone. Rely on an advocate to build a solid defense strategy with the goal of obtaining the best outcome possible for your case.