Reduced Future Job Opportunities
If you are facing a DUI charge, you owe it to yourself to get a skilled DUI defense lawyer. DUI penalties are quickly becoming more severe as many states enact zero tolerance laws. Some states, such as Georgia, have enacted a 10 day rule which states that if you are caught driving with a BAC of 0.08% or more, you are automatically sentenced to 10 days in jail, even on the first offense. California does not have a much more hospitable environment for DUI charges. Your employer may not approve of your “leave of absence” and you will often lose your current job if convicted. At Coffey and Coffey, we deal exclusively with Orange County DUI / criminal charges. As experienced Orange County DUI attorneys, we will fight with aggression, experience, and knowledge to remove these negative consequences from your record.
It is easy to forget that one of the most punitive consequences of all can be your criminal record if convicted. A DUI conviction can either be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstance of the arrest or the number of prior convictions received. This can affect your future in many ways:
You may have difficulty passing a pre-employment screening and finding sufficient employment may be difficult.
You may not be able to possess or purchase a firearm
Your travel to other countries may be severely restricted.
A stigma will follow you for many years. Many jobs require background checks and will not hire people with a criminal history.
Don’t let this stigma follow you unnecessarily. It is a good idea to find, and hire an experienced Orange County DUI attorney. A DUI defense attorney will work hard to prevent or minimize any negative affects your DUI arrest may bring.
If you or a loved one has been arrested on a DUI charge in Orange County, rest assured that the prosecution team is working hard to gather evidence to convict you. Meet with attorney Mike Coffey in person. Bring the evidence against you to the meeting and be ready to ask questions. Mike will ask you for the details surrounding your arrest and will formulate a good defense for your case. Call us today for your free initial consultation (800) 706-7888.
The consequences of a DUI conviction are numerous and serious. You could lose thousands of dollars in lost employment opportunities. Put an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer on your side. Protect your rights, your freedom, and your future.