Wisconsin residents know that DUI convictions lead to penalties. But do you know that these penalties can continue to affect your life for years to come? Today we will discuss some of the long term ramifications of DUI convictions. We will look at how your life may change.
Many people expect a level of penalty when discussing DUI convictions. This often includes time in jail and fines or fees. The severity of these penalties often depend on the crime the court convicts you of. More serious crimes result in longer jail sentences and higher fees and fines. But a DUI conviction remains on your record even after you pay your fees and serve your time.
This is what has the biggest impact on people. Many do not think of the DUI conviction on their record in the face of immediate penalties. But these long-term impacts are arguably a bigger deal in the end. Having a DUI on your record can:
- Prevent you from getting a job
- Make you a less desirable tenant to landlords
- Disqualify you from grants, loans or certain types of insurance
- Make it harder for you to get into college
- Affect your social life
The mark of a DUI can change the entire landscape of your life. On top of that, there is very little people can do to fight against this stigma.
Are you interested in reading more about DUI related crimes and convictions? If so, take a look at our web page, linked here. You can learn more about the penalties associated with DUI convictions. You can also learn more about the ways in which these penalties affect your life.