After you get a DUI, the truth is that some people may look at your differently. At work, you may lose your job or be on probation. You may have trouble at home because your spouse is angry at you for making such a serious mistake. You may be passed up for promotions or have friends who decide not to see you anymore because they’re offended that you would have driven while impaired.
It’s reasonable for people to be upset, and you should realize that you will face some amount of social strife as a result of a DUI conviction. Life after a DUI can be tough at work and home, which is why it’s so important to take steps to prevent a conviction in the first place.
Your life will be different after a DUI
It is the simple truth that your life will be different if you get a DUI conviction. You will have to deal with a number of issues such as:
- Concerns over losing your job or being at risk of losing your job
- Having trouble finding insurance to drive
- Immigration concerns if you are not a U.S. national
- Family issues
- Frustration among friends or the community over your actions
- Child custody issues, if you are divorced
These are just a few areas in which you may see changes after getting a DUI. To avoid these issues, the best possible solution is to fight against a DUI and to work toward getting the charge dropped.
Socially, you will feel consequences
You will notice that there are social consequences for driving under the influence. While some people may be angry or hurt, others will be frustrated if you can’t meet them for activities or can’t participate in carpools because you have no license or are dealing with the financial fallout of a DUI. Over time, many people will get past the social issues related to a DUI, but in the short term, these can be a blow to your self-esteem and social circle.
If you’re facing a DUI, fight back. You may be able to protect yourself and avoid the negative consequences of a DUI conviction.