With a DUI arrest comes big expenses, both financially and socially. Additionally, the arrest can impact future jobs.
DUIs cost big bucks, from attorney’s fees to probation costs.
The intangible cost can have a long-term impact, too, experts say.
That holds especially true in an area such as Augusta, where there are hundreds of service personnel and medical professionals on the roads. DUI convictions threaten a medical student’s career. Army officers can lose their commission, and soldiers can be barred from re-enlistment.
There are other problems.
“Marriages are broken up, careers are lost. Quite frankly, I know of suicides that occur incidental to DUI,” said Augusta lawyer Elmer Young.
The financial cost of a DUI starts the minute the handcuffs click around a driver’s wrist. The car will be towed and accumulate storage fees until it’s recovered by the… continue reading
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