I don’t know if you can scare a person to not drink and drive. If the thought of killing someone, going to jail or having your momma drive you everywhere at age 35 doesn’t do it, I may be out of magic.
Alabama has strong DUI laws. Nothing good is going to result from a conviction. Just in case it might help, here are some possible consequences that you may not have thought about.
You may not be able to hunt where you want. Some countries will not let you in with a DUI conviction.
You may not be able to rent a car. Even if you can, they may deny you getting insurance through the rental company.
You may be denied some jobs. It is easy to understand that you might not be able to drive an Uber or 18-wheeler, but it can also mean you can’t be an accountant, nurse nor even a bartender.
If they suspend your driver’s license, you probably can’t buy a car. Most car sales require a valid driver’s license.
Speaking of money, your credit report can be damaged. You may be paying for rehab, drug tests and even parole/court fees. Plus your insurance is going up and, in Alabama, restitution is required in any criminal act where injury occurs. That means you pay to make the person you hurt well again.
I mentioned hunting earlier. Did you know that If you are convicted of a felony DUI, you cannot purchase or possess any firearms or ammunition?
If you drink and drive, the law will eventually catch up with you. Here is my best legal advice, just don’t do it.
If you are hurt in a traffic accident or any other injury, you can talk to us at the Law Firm of Eiland and Ritchie for free. We want to help you get back on your feet.
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