Facing drunk driving charges is never easy, but there are certain instances where these charges are especially upsetting. For example, a parent who finds themselves charged with driving under the influence may worry about a wide variety of problems related to the charges and the impact that an unsuccessful outcome in court could have on their entire family. If you are in this position, it is essential to make sure that you have left no stones unturned as you go over your legal options.
If you are sentenced to prison over driving under the influence, the experience could be emotionally traumatic for your child and leave you unable to care for them. Furthermore, these charges can lead to the loss of your driving privileges, which can bring a wide variety of repercussions into a parent's life. For example, being unable to drive could interfere with a child's performance in the classroom and extracurricular activities, lead to an inability to carry out errands, or even enjoy life as a family.
Furthermore, DUI charges can bring financial devastation, such as the loss of a job or an inability to find work in a certain field, which can complicate life for the entire family. If you are a parent and are worried about any of these issues, you should take an extremely careful approach and know your rights. Our law office's drunk driving section provides an overview of additional legal matters that are related to driving under the influence for you to read through.