What Does a DUI Conviction Mean for Your Future?

A DUI conviction makes a serious impact on all aspects of your future. You could be fined, lose your job, have to pay very high insurance premiums, lose your license, or even face jail time.

Whether you have been charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, any conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. That’s why it’s essential to contact an experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney who can get your charges reduced or dismissed. 

At Chicago Trusted Attorneys®, your case will receive the attention it deserves. You can’t fight the system on your own, and your future is too important to trust anyone but the best attorney as you work to build a strong legal defense against a DUI. We are proud to represent and fight for defendants in Chicago, Illinois. 

Drivers License Suspension After DUI 

A DUI, or driving under the influence, is a serious offense. Impaired driving laws are enforced strictly and a conviction may lead to the loss of your personal driver’s license for a time period of up to two years depending on how severe these charges are. 

If this happens more than once you risk losing your license permanently. That means you may have to rely on family members, friends, or public transport to get you to work and other important places. 

A DUI Conviction Can Impact Your Job

A DUI conviction will become part of your permanent criminal record. If your job requires you to hold a professional license, drive company vehicles or has any policies regarding employees having a criminal background, your job is at risk. 

Long after you have put the court behind you, this permanent record will follow you, showing up on your background check indefinitely. Going back to school to change careers or move forward in your current career may be difficult with both the application and any student loans that may be required.

If you are able to keep your current employment, you may still face other, less direct consequences. Will your coworkers see you differently? Talking to one of our experienced lawyers will help you better understand what this means for your future and how to move forward and obtain the best possible outcomes.

Your Financial Future

A DUI may affect your ability to continue to pay for your current residence, and it greatly impacts your ability to move if you choose or need to do so. Whether it’s an application for a rental property or a loan for ownership of a new home,  your interest rates may be inflated, your credit score may suffer, and getting financing may be difficult. 

Fines, loss of employment, gaps in employment, or simply lost paid time due to court appearances and appointments puts your financial future and stability of housing at high risk. Avoiding a conviction that will lead to more future penalties is key to recovery from these charges. 

Let a Chicago DUI Attorney Help Protect Your Future

The life-changing consequences of being convicted of a DUI do not end when you leave the courtroom. It can have a lasting negative impact on the unforeseen future. Your future is too important to go through this alone. 

Our attorneys are here for you, every step of the way. We understand how to protect your rights and minimize the damage. Chicago Trusted Attorneys® will immediately begin to plan your defense when you call us today at 312-519-3171 or fill out the online contact form below.