25 Apr A DUI Can Ruin Your Life
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Las Vegas, you are probably wondering what is going to happen next. This is probably a very confusing and scary time for you, because you are not familiar with the criminal justice system. You have probably never even been arrested before, and just made a mistake. You had a few too many drinks at a bar and made the stupid mistake to try and drive home. You didn’t hurt anybody and you will never do it again, but what exactly is going to be the punishment for your infraction? There is actually a pretty wide range of things that can happen to you, from as little as the entire case being dismissed and you walk away completely free, right up to jail time and fines over 1,100 dollars. You could actually be sentenced to up to 6 months in jail, but chances are if it is your first offense that is not going to happen. There is a good chance you will have to pay a fine and take DUI classes, and you will probably lose your license for a period of time. This is where a good DUI lawyer is going to be most valuable, getting you the least amount of punishment possible.
There are many elements that go along with a DUI conviction that are outside of the actual court ordered fines and other punishments. For example, if you have a CDL license and drive a vehicle for a living, there is a good chance you are going to lose your job and have to find a new way to make a living. There are employers that might not hire you because of your DUI, and you are going to have to admit on legal forms that you have been convicted of a crime when asked. All of these things will impact your future negatively, and that doesn’t even consider the fact that you will probably lose your license for a while. If you lose your license, you are going to have to figure out how to get around without driving which is nearly impossible in Las Vegas. If you were to decide to drive while your license is suspended, you will be in violation of your probation and will probably lose your license all together or even be put in prison. No matter how you look at it, a DUI conviction is going to have a bad impact on your life.
This is the reason it is so important to contact a DUI lawyer like THE VEGAS LAWYERS as soon as possible after your arrest. There are many aspects of every DUI that we may be able to use to get your charges thrown out, or at least reduced to the minimum sentence. You may think that there is nothing that a lawyer can do for you, but that will only assure your maximum punishment for the crime. You need to call a DUI lawyer before you do anything else, which maximizes your chances of keeping your life from being ruined.