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What are the consequences of a DUI conviction?

There are many drivers out there who find themselves pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Orlando. A DUI charge is one that can be fought in a court, even if it is your second, third or subsequent charge. You shouldn't wait until your first hearing or court appearance to begin your defense of this charge because you could put yourself in a hole. Here are the consequences of a DUI conviction.

One of the most common consequences of a DUI conviction, even if it's your first, is that you can have your license revoked. A license revocation can last for up to two years. This means you will need to find someone to take you to and from work for two years or use public transportation during this period.

Your current employment could very well be affected negatively by a DUI conviction. You will likely need to miss time at work to attend court dates, hearings, meetings with your attorney and much more. If you are sentenced to jail, you will definitely miss time on the job.

Your insurance rates for your automotive policy will increase with each DUI conviction. You will be viewed as a high-risk driver due to your conviction and this policy increase could last for years.

A DUI conviction will appear on your personal record for years to come when background checks are conducted. This could very well prevent you from obtaining employment, especially if the job requires you to drive a company vehicle.

Facing a DUI charge in Florida can cause you a lot of stress and worry. If you don't work to defend against the charge, you could find yourself with a conviction on your record, which can lead to the consequences outlined in this post.

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