As youth in North Carolina learn to drive, they face many critical choices. Unfortunately, the wrong choice may sometimes be made. As Lassiter & Sperati, PLLC, will discuss, these wrong choices made in your youth can haunt you for years to come.

If you are convicted of a DUI-related crime, you will have to deal with fines and court fees. Additionally, if you are underage, the penalties will be even harsher. Even if it’s your first offense, you can end up having your permit or license suspended or even revoked.

However, a DUI conviction can follow you for years to come. It may not seem like a big deal at first, but DUI convictions can actually affect your ability to get into college, to find a job, or even to apply for apartments. They can stay on your record for years, where they remain visible to college boards and potential future employers who may choose not to accept or hire you because of it.

Additionally, your current car insurance provider may decide to drop you, or could drastically increase your insurance. Other insurance companies may not want to take on a “proven” risk, and so you may be stuck paying huge insurance bills until the conviction is off your record.

Have you recently been charged with a DUI-related crime? It is of pivotal importance for you to act quickly. Consider taking a look at our web page on criminal defense, which is the umbrella that DUI defense falls under, or talk to our attorneys to learn more.