Collateral Consequences of Arizona DUI Charges
An intoxicated driving charge can seriously impact a person’s life. A conviction can lead to a range of serious penalties that go beyond the threat of jail or costly fines. These collateral consequences of an intoxicated driving charge can disallow that individual from exercising some of his or her basic American freedoms and privileges. Additionally, many penalties for a DUI come in the form of private punishments, unconnected to a court’s sentencing.
For additional information regarding your defense options if you are facing a DUI charge, contact the Arizona DUI attorneys of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., at 602-510-9999 today.
A Wider Scope of DUI Penalties
The impact of an intoxicated driving charge on a person’s life can prove severe. These allegations can destroy a person’s professional aspirations as well as strain personal relationships. Following a conviction, a person might experience the following collateral consequences as a part of his or her drunk driving charge:
- Lost immigration status
- Lost travel permissions
- Lost financial aid, especially in the form of scholarships
- Lost professional and operating licenses
- Lost insurance policy
- Lost voting rights
- Lost gun ownership rights
- Lost military service opportunities
The full range of collateral DUI consequences depends on the severity of the charge. If a person is charged with felony DUI, he or she may lose substantially more rights and privileges compared to misdemeanor allegations.
Contact an Arizona DUI Lawyer
If you have been charged with intoxicated driving, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights. To learn more about how we may be able to help, contact the Arizona DUI lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., by calling 602-510-9999.