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Your future is at stake with DUI on your record

When you drink and drive, you risk danger to yourself and to others. However, the decision to get behind the wheel after enjoying a few adult beverages has consequences you probably have not considered.

If you are arrested for driving under the influence and subsequently convicted, the DUI on your record can have a wide-ranging, detrimental effect on your future.

Job-related issues

If you drive for a living, your job may be in jeopardy when your employer learns you have a DUI conviction because most companies demand that their employees have clean driving records. Furthermore, your search for a new job may take a long time; there are certain positions for which companies will not hire you. These days, employers are doing background checks on applicants more often than they used to, and the DUI on your record may cause some employers to pass you over. Your DUI may disqualify you from being hired as a driver again, or for certain positions that require a state license, such as a nurse or an attorney.

Insurance woes

Because of your DUI, your driver’s license was probably either suspended or revoked. In order for reinstatement to occur, you will need to prove that you have automobile insurance with the minimum coverage required for the state of Oklahoma. Your present insurance company may have canceled your policy, so you will have to look for a new company. Be prepared for the cost of coverage to increase significantly because of your DUI, and it may be years before you can receive lower rates.

A felony conviction

If the circumstances surrounding your arrest for DUI result in a felony conviction, you stand to lose certain liberties, such as your voting rights and your ability to purchase a firearm or obtain a passport. The best way to avoid a DUI of any kind is to abstain from drinking whenever you plan to drive, but the choice is yours. If an officer arrests you on suspicion of driving under the influence, a criminal defense attorney will go to work on your behalf to achieve the best outcome for your case, knowing that your future is waiting.

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