Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol? Do you have reason to believe that you did nothing wrong? Do you feel that you are being charged with a crime that you did not commit?

Regardless of your situation, a DUI conviction can have a major financial impact on your life.

Fortunately, just because you are charged with driving under the influence it does not mean that you will be convicted. Instead, there are steps you can take to protect your legal rights and put this in the past without too much of an impact.

Even a first offense DUI comes with a fine, typically in the $150 to $300 range. This may not sound like a lot of money, but for some people it’s more than enough to put them in a bad financial spot.

If you’ve been convicted of this crime in the past, your fine will be even larger. For example, the fine for a fifth DUI can reach as high as $10,000.

Along with this, you need to consider the fact that a conviction could lead to the suspension of your driver’s license. As a result, you may find it difficult to get to and from work.

A DUI conviction is a big deal, as this will impact your life in many ways. If you’re concerned about what this will mean to your future, take the time to learn more about your legal rights and the defense strategy that can help you avoid the most serious punishment.

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Robert W. Keller - author

Robert W. Keller practices exclusively in the areas of criminal defense law, and has been doing so since 1992. Clients are represented throughout the State of Wisconsin in both State and Federal Courts.