What Happens When You Get A DUI For The First Time?
The immediate consequences of a first time DUI arrest can be devastating, especially if other innocent people are involved. When you choose to drink and drive, you put your life and the lives of others in jeopardy.
What Happens After A DUI Arrest?
When you are arrested for DUI, you earn a trip to the police station for booking, the suspension of your license and a possible stay in prison at least until you’re sober. You are also given a ticket with information on when you are required to appear in court.
What Happens After A DUI Conviction?
If you are convicted of a DUI, not only will you have to pay a substantial fine, you may also be punished with the following:
- Jail time
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment
- Drug and Alcohol Education Program
- Drug and Alcohol Counseling
- SR-22 Insurance Policy
- Ignition Interlock Device
How Long Does It Take To Recover From A DUI?
In most states, a misdemeanor DUI will remain on your record for a period of five to ten years. In some states, it may be longer, while a felony DUI conviction stays on your record permanently. The only way to have it removed from your record is to go through the legal process to have it expunged. The laws for expungements also vary by state.