Concluding our three-part blog series DUI Costs: How Much Does a DUI in Alabama Cost?, below we will take a closer look at some of the longer-term DUI costs that people may have to contend with after a drunk driving conviction.
Additional DUI Costs
- DUI costs can be as expensive as they are crippling, especially when these impact people’s professional and personal lives. Call us for the best DUI defense so you can avoid such DUI costs.Lost income – While there are various fines and fees people will have to pay to the courts and the Alabama Department of Public Safety after DUI convictions, one expense that people may not immediately realize is the cost of income they end up losing out on because of missing work to resolve their DUI case (and to comply with the court-ordered penalties after the conviction).
- Increased auto insurance costs – For at least five years after a DUI conviction, people will have to deal with dramatically increased car insurance rates, as insurers will now see these individuals as “high risk” to insure. While these insurance rates can double or even triple, the amount that they increase will depend on the specifics of an individual’s driving and DUI record.
- Costs to one’s professional reputation – Potentially immeasurable, the costs that DUI convictions can have on a person’s career and professional reputation can be long-term and devastating, particularly if people hold professional licenses, drive as part of their career, etc. In the worst cases, DUI convictions can result in people needing to change careers, as they may no longer be eligible to continue moving forward in their previous chosen careers after being convicted of drunk driving.
- Additional DUI costs – There can be a variety of other DUI costs people may have to contend with, including damage to personal relationships, loss of custody of one’s child, etc. Given that DUI costs can be crippling and can have impacts that last for years to come, it’s critical that people minimize their chances of conviction by working with an experienced DUI lawyer like the Birmingham and Montgomery DUI defense attorneys at Joe Reed & Associates, LLC.
Montgomery and Birmingham DUI Defense Attorneys at Joe Reed & Associates, LLC
Are you or someone you love facing DUI charges? If so, you can rely on the Montgomery and Birmingham DUI defense lawyers at Joe Reed & Associates, LLC to fight for your rights. For more than 16 years, we have been dedicated to the pursuit of justice in every case we oversee, and our experience, dedication and extensive knowledge of the law makes us effective at helping our clients obtain the best possible outcomes to their DUI cases.
You are invited to attend an initial consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your rights. To set up this meeting today, call us at 334-834-2000, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.
From our offices based in Montgomery, we provide superior representation to people throughout the state of Alabama.