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How driving under the influence charges affect your life

Everyone makes mistakes in life. Some of the more serious ones include being charged with driving under the influence (DUI). DUI is a serious crime that leads to thousands of accidents and deaths each year in North Carolina and across the country. Let's take a look at how a DUI charge can affect your life.

One of the first ways a DUI charge and subsequent conviction can affect your life is the revocation of your driver's license. A first-time conviction could leave you without driving privileges for up to two years, depending on the circumstances surrounding the DUI and the sentence issued by the judge.

A DUI conviction will appear on background checks conducted for employment and even for volunteering opportunities. The results of the background check might work against you if the position for which you are applying requires you to drive a company car.

A DUI conviction will increase your insurance rates almost immediately. Insurance companies will label you as an at-risk driver, which means your premiums will increase dramatically. These increased premiums will last for a couple of years. It all depends on how far back the insurance company searches your record before issuing a policy.

If you are going to school on a scholarship, you very well could lose it. Many schools will not issue or will revoke scholarships for students who are charged with and convicted of a DUI.

If you are facing a DUI charge in Charlotte it's best to begin your defense of these charges immediately. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that you could face hefty fines and lengthy jail time.

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