If you are convicted of a DUI, depending on a variety of different factors, you may possibly lose your driver’s license. Based on the same factors that determine if you lose it to begin with, it may be a temporary suspension that lasts a few weeks to a few years, or you may be facing a permanent driver’s license revocation. Because of this, it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer to defend your right to drive before it is taken away form you, whether temporarily or permanently.
If you end up losing your driver’s license, you no longer have the freedom to come as go as you please or the independence of driving your own car. You will have to rely on others for a ride or you will have to rely on the public transportation system. Depending on where you live, public transportation may make it extremely difficult to get where you need to on time, such as work.
Did you know?
You may face harsher penalties if you are a commercial truck driver and you were arrested while working.
Since commercial trucks are enormous and powerful vehicles, an accident resulting from the driver being trunk can be much more catastrophic. Because of this, you risk losing your regular driver’s license, your commercial driver’s license, and your job.