3 Long-Term Effects of A DUI Arrest

The Pennsylvania State Police had over 19,000 arrests for DUI in 2016 alone. That number doesn’t even reflect the number of people arrested by local and city police departments. We here at The Law Office of Zapicchi & Liller LLP have defended those charged with a DUI/DWI in the state of New Jersey. 

With years of experience, our firm of criminal lawyers in Mercer County, NJ can help defend you in the unfortunate case of being arrested for DUI. Here are just a few of the long-lasting effects that can come about due to a DUI/DWI charge: 

Loss Of Job

While it certainly depends on what you do for a living, there is always a good chance you could be terminated at your job due to any kind of DUI charge. With many jobs following a zero tolerance policy when it comes to criminal record, one bad decision can result in you updating your résumé and looking for a new job. Anyone who operates a motor vehicle for work also has a very high chance of losing their job. 

Hard to Get Around

Following a DUI charge, most drivers will lose their driving privileges for a certain amount of months. Relying on public transportation or costly Uber/Lyft rides can be costly and unreliable. Little things like getting to work (if you still have a job) and going grocery shopping can become much more difficult without your own car. 

Costly Fines

Even in the best case scenario, those who end up being charged with a DUI/DWI can end up with hundreds, if not thousands, in fees. Court fees, lawyer fees, and other fees to restore your license or get your record expunged can add up quickly. The average DUI charge can end up costing thousands of dollars. 

For years, we have been proud to be the go-to choice for criminal law in Monmouth County, NJ. Anyone in need of legal defense following a DUI/DWI charge in South Jersey can reach out to us today. Give us a call today at 609-318-3990