While the legal justice system exists to, ideally, help individuals receive the justice they deserve, sometimes the field can be quite difficult to traverse. For example, establishing paternity, filing for divorce, and signing up for adoption are all considered family law-related matters, whereas felony convictions, seeking a pardon, and facing a DUI constitute criminal matters. Though these phenomena vary significantly, they all share one thing in common: the process must be followed precisely, otherwise consequences could be imminent. In today’s blog, your Milford, CT attorneys take a closer look at the way a DUI can impact your life, and how our team can come in to help.
Suspension of Your License
It goes without saying that criminal law is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of offenses, rights, and laws that pertain to criminal matters. Unlike civil concerns, criminal matters are of a much higher degree with more punitive consequences. In other words, you can face greater consequences with permanent notice on your record, and these offenses cannot be removed.
When taking a look at DUI offenses, in particular, we see that outcomes can vary depending on prior charges, convictions, or warnings. Moreover, the severity of your situation, damage or harm that may have been caused, and more is considered when making a determination of your sentence.
Facing a charge of driving under the influence can result in the suspension of your license. Further, it can be a difficult and trying process to get it back. Contact our team to learn more about this process and what your rights may be.
Permanent Marks on Your Record
Having a DUI listed on your record results in more than license suspension. As a matter of fact, it can lead to troubles in a variety of other areas of your life. For example, consistent DUI offenses may result in the state installing a breathalyzer in your car, causing your vehicle to be inoperable at the detection of alcohol.
Another major factor is that it can also lead to serving jail time. Indeed, your sentence will be determined in conjunction to the crime, and this leads to complications with employment, living situations, and more. Give our team a call today.
It Could Lead to a Felony
Finally, consistent DUI offenses can lead to a felony conviction. While driving under the influence is considered a misdemeanor offense, obtaining two or more in a ten year span can result in a felony conviction.
Learn More Today
Contact The Law Office of Larracuente & Goulden, LLC in Milford, CT by calling 203-951-6688 to schedule your initial consultation with our team of family and criminal law attorneys, and learn more about your options facing a DUI charge today.