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How can drunk driving charges affect personal relationships?

On Behalf of | Oct 28, 2020 | DUI

If you are struggling with drunk driving charges, it is important to understand the many ways in which these allegations can affect your life (and your loved ones’ lives). Aside from losing driving privileges, paying fines and spending time behind bars, some people experience serious setbacks in their personal relationships. 

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, DUI charges can lead to years behind bars, the loss of driving privileges and steep fines. By preparing for your case and paying attention to the other ways in which these charges affect your life, you can minimize the impact of a drunk driving case. 

Reviewing the impact of a drunk driving case on your marriage 

If you are married, or you have been with a partner for many years, drunk driving charges could disrupt your relationship for many reasons. For example, your spouse could become very upset because of the accusations you are facing and if you have to pay costly fines, spend time behind bars or lose your job, they could decide to move on from the relationship because of financial hardships or dissatisfaction. Sometimes, these charges ultimately cause a couple to split up and even when people do not break up or get divorced, arguments are common. 

Reviewing other hardships due to drunk driving allegations 

Some people also lose lifelong friends because of drunk driving allegations. For example, if your close friends discovers that you were accused of driving drunk, they could view you very differently and some people do not want to remain friends with someone in this position. Moreover, many people face hurdles at their place of worship, in the workplace and elsewhere as a result of these charges, which highlights how important it is to address your case carefully.