The following are some significant ways in which a DUI can affect your life:

Revocation of your driver’s license: A DUI conviction can result in your driver’s license being revoked for up to two years.

Difficulty getting employment: Many companies do criminal background checks before deciding whether to hire an applicant. Having a criminal record may disqualify you from getting a job.

Difficulty getting into college: If you are a student, a DWI conviction can impact your future. It can affect your ability to get into college in the future.

Increase in automobile insurance rates: Following a DUI conviction, your automobile insurance rates may increase significantly because a driver who is convicted of a DUI is considered a “high-risk” driver by insurance companies.

Affect your professional relationships: A DUI arrest can adversely affect your relationship with your co-workers and employer. A DUI arrest may be publicized by local media and permanently affect your reputation.

Affect your personal relationships: A DUI arrest or conviction may affect your personal relationships. It can negatively impact your closest relationships, including family and your significant other.