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Have you fully considered the financial implication of a DUI?

When you actually stop to consider the immense financial impact that a drunk driving charge can have on a person, it becomes very clear why it is so important to defend yourself against a DUI.

So what kind of financial penalties are associated with a DUI? Let's get into some of the details:

  • Right off the bat, you have to consider the financial cost associated with towing and impounding your car after the DUI stop. This will cost a significant amount of money, possibly resulting in the loss of thousands of dollars.
  • Then there are the legal processes that kick in when you are arrested on a DUI. You will have to pay bail; you will have to pay for any jail time you serve; you will have to pay for court appearances, probation, and license renewal. All of these things combined can also cost thousands of dollars.
  • Don't forget about all of the fees and penalties you will have to pay too. Ignition interlock installation, chemical testing, community service, alcohol treatment and therapy will all cost a pretty penny.
  • Last but not least, there are the indirect costs of a DUI. Your insurance premiums will go way up. You will have to pay for alternate forms of transportation while your license is revoked. And you will find many other costs that you wouldn't consider prior to having a DUI.

All told, a drunk driving charge can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. Every case is different and there's no magic formula that can tell you exactly how much your specific DUI will cost. But it is that unknown factor that makes it so important to consult with an experienced DUI attorney in the wake of such a charge.

Source: BACtrack, "The High Cost of a DUI," Accessed Jan. 12, 2018

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