Imagine how life would change if you were not able to drive for 6 months or a year. It would affect everything that you do. There is not one “type” of person who gets arrested for a DUI and in today’s day and age, we all rely on our ability to drive daily.
Drunk driving affects everyone:
- Men & Women
- Blue-collar workers
- Students, etc.
For those that live outside the city, and need to commute to work or school, or for those who just need to go grocery shopping, average everyday tasks become virtually impossible after a DUI. We tend not to realize how vital driving is until that ability is taken away from us. Once we can’t drive, everyday life becomes a bit of a nightmare.
People charged with driving under the influence suffer consequences far beyond just a court case. Many arrested for DUI find themselves scrambling to keep their jobs as there’s an immediate impact on their ability to commute back and forth to work, not to mention those people who drive for a living, such as salespeople who cover a particular region or truck drivers.
Some immediate concerns include: “I’m going to lose my job!”, “I have a kid in college, and need to keep my job!”, and “How will I pay the bills if I can’t get to work?” Under the current law, there’s an immediate suspension of one’s driver’s license followed by a period when they need to maintain an ignition interlock device at a monthly cost. These procedures are tedious and must be followed properly in order to optimize one’s chances to get back on the road.
Additionally, those arrested for driving under the influence are also confronted with the Department of Motor Vehicle’s Administrative Per Se suspension and hearing process. As a result, in addition to criminal court, they may need to appear at a second venue, the DMV. This can be an incredibly overwhelming time for all involved. Attorney Bonanno is there to answer any questions you might have in regards to your arrest.