Life after a DUI
Life after a DUI – Unfortunately we have to have sweeping legislation in the United States in order to insure that repeat drunk driving offenders will not be able to continue to operate motor vehicles. We need to do all that we can to ensure that this doesn’t happen but not everyone who gets a DUI is a habitual offender.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is the most common criminal offense in the United States and can really be used to refer to a wide number of offenses. The fact that it may cover a multitude of offenses has caused many otherwise conscientious drivers in the US to be arrested under this umbrella which can have many long lasting and extremely negative effects on their lives.
There are special fines and negative consequences that follow a DUI conviction. Most of us are aware of most of the short-term consequences. Your license will be probably be terminated or revoked and there are even fines and time that you may have to make inconvenient court appearances
There are also long term effects which can have a harmful influence many years after the deed has been done. It is critical that you take all necessary precautions to protect yourself from these negative consequences to the best of your ability. You will often need assistance in doing so.
What exactly is a DUI?
Driving while under the influence is a motor vehicle violation. It normally refers to violations when a driver operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic substance or drugs. Requirements for conviction vary from state to state and there can be a wide range of punishment for offenses which are very similar.
Other Special Circumstances
There are other circumstances where driving violations may have been committed which require special assistance. Some of these are: driving with under the influence DUI, DWI, and DWAI. Any one of these may cause a loss of driving privileges.
Being at fault in an accident while driving without insurance is another offense that may cause a revocation of your driver’s license and privileges. If you are guilty of committing a wide variety of traffic offenses which may or may not be related to alcohol, these could also cause you to have some problems. Specific guidelines about how these incidents are handled depend on state laws once again and may vary widely.
Consequences of SR-22 Laws
The worst consequence for you is that your insurance company will have to inform the department of motor vehicles, of any adverse situation which causes your policy to be canceled. These policy situations are the special circumstances that may cause you to need assistance which we can provide to you.
Normally your insurance premiums will increase which may often be more of a hardship than you can bear. This happens because your insurance company will label you as a “High Risk” driver and if they continue to carry you at all they may feel that the risk is greater than the current premium that you are paying justifies.
They may also determine that it is too much of an insurance risk for them to chance and may decide to drop you totally. In this situation you may have to join forces with an insurance company that specializes in high risk SR22/FR44/SR50/SR22A insurance coverage.
How Long will I be affected?
In most states it will take you a minimum of three years to begin to fully recover from an offense but there are circumstances where penalties will have a dark impact on your life for a longer period. If you have a subsequent conviction that falls under the umbrella of DUI offenses it will take you a much longer time to recover.
There are also penalties for special circumstances which can make the punishment more severe. Examples of these circumstances could be when there is a child present or when the blood alcohol level of the cited driver is much higher than the universally recognized 0.08.
Why is SR22/FR44/SR50/SR22A insurance coverage necessary?
If you are like the majority of American adults you have to be able to drive in order to carry out your daily responsibilities and to work. In order to do so you need to have your driving privileges restored. You may be one of the very few American citizens who can survive without owning an automobile but you may yet desire to have a current vehicle operator’s license.