Drunk driving is a nationwide issue that costs the country billions of dollars a year and kills an average of 28 people a day. Florida comes in just behind Texas and California in alcohol-related driving fatalities. When you get behind the wheel intoxicated, you are risking your life as well as the lives of your passengers and every other person on the road. But even if there is no crash or injuries, a DUI can have lasting consequences for your family.
What Will I Need To Pay For?
The fees associated with a DUI add up quickly. There is a fine for the DUI conviction, court costs, towing costs, and treatment costs. The car insurance rate will increase. Time off work for court or treatment programs can lead to lost wages. The money spent on transportation once your license has been suspended can be significant.
Financially, a DUI is a huge burden on families. But the inconvenience of not having a vehicle to get to and from work, to assist with the children and their activities, makes a DUI a nightmare to work around.
Can I Lose My Job?
If your occupation requires driving, you can be dismissed from your position immediately. Some licensed professionals may be required to complete a treatment program or risk their license being revoked.
How Will My Family Be Affected?
In addition to all the financial burdens the DUI causes, the emotional damage done can be the hardest. Shame and grief can play a huge role in the demise of a relationship. A conviction can be devastating and can lead to divorce and even losing custody of children.
But there are ways to lessen the effects of the conviction. An experienced DUI defense attorney knows the factors that can help you stay out of jail. At Izquierdo Law Firm, the attorneys have expertise in this field and fully understand the laws regarding DUI in Florida. We know that mistakes happen and want to help you get your life back on track.
If you and your family need help with your DUI, call us now at (305) 707-7345. We know you are ready to get this DUI behind you. You can also fill out this form for a timely response from our experienced DUI defense attorneys.
Do You Need A Miami DUI Defense Laywer?
If you find yourself charged with DUI in Miami you need to speak with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Coral Gables office directly at 305.707.7345. You should also download my free book "A Six Pack Of Questions That Can Cause A Hangover After A DUI Arrest". This free download provides valuable information and answers to questions about DUI charges that can give you the best chance at winning your case.