Driving under the influence is one of the most common offenses drivers are found making on the road. There are lots of drivers who have a perfectly clean record, but get caught driving under influence, and all of a sudden their life becomes a mess.
Do not think that DUI is a small criminal offense, as it can affect your life for several years to come. While most of us understand the short term consequences of DUI cases, we usually underestimate the long-term consequences.
So, here are some of the most common long-term consequences of getting convicted for DUI.
Revocation of Driver’s License
If you are court for DUI for the first time, your driving license will be revoked for two years. In fact one of the first steps to take after a DUI case is avoiding your license from getting revoked.
So, if you are convicted for DUI, you will find it hard to drive to your workplace, or if you have to drive for a living, you might become jobless. When you do not have your license anymore, you won’t be able to drive your own car, enjoy with family members on a road trip, and participate in other social activities.
All of this can ultimately affect your lifestyle in the long run.
Bad Record in Background Checks
Most of the job posts you apply to in the future will do your background check as they do with all the other applicants. This is to make sure that the person a company is hiring does not have any criminal record.
So, if a DUI offense shows up in your criminal record, it might waste all of your efforts to get a job.
So, never make the mistake of driving when drunk.