When it comes to scary, things like clowns and spiders and creepy porcelain dolls are right up there are on the list of what makes people's skin crawl. But there are few things in life scarier than when something unexpected happens and it completely changes your world.
If you are charged with a DUI, it can be one of the most terrifying mistakes you ever make. A DUI charge will have an immediate impact on your life. It can affect your finances, your relationships, your career and your future in general. Here are three of the scariest DUI facts.
1. You could go to jail
Spending even a minute in jail is a thing of nightmares for most people. Even if it's your first DUI, in Oklahoma, that could mean jail time. And if this is second or third DUI, you could be facing five or ten years in jail.
2. Your license will be suspended ... even before you're convicted
All it takes is a charge of DUI to have your license suspended. If you want to fight this, you have to get to work immediately because you only have 15 days to contest. Without a license, you'll quickly see how difficult even mundane tasks and daily commitments become.
3. It's on your permanent record
A conviction will follow you around for the rest of your life. When you've been offered a new job contingent on a background check, and then your potential new employer see you have a criminal conviction - they might seriously reconsider you as an employee.
Losing everything because of drunk driving might be the scariest thing of all.