In a recent post on our law office’s blog, we looked at underage drunk driving charges from the perspective of a parent. However, there are other ways in which DUI charges can upend a parent’s life and the lives of all their family members. For example, when a parent is charged with driving under the influence, life can become complicated for everyone in the household in an assortment of ways. If you are facing these charges and are unsure of what to do, it is pivotal to handle your case with care.
When a parent is charged with DUI, they may face stiff financial penalties, which can interfere with their ability to support their children financially. Moreover, some cases result in time behind bars and it can be especially hard for children to perform well in school and handle the fact that their parent is locked up. Aside from these consequences, it is important to look at all of the other ways in which drunk driving charges can be problematic as a parent. For example, you may lose your ability to drive, which could make it incredibly difficult for your child to get to school, participate in activities after class, or pursue some of their interests which depend on your ability to provide them with transportation.
Drunk driving charges can be overwhelming, but parents should not lose all hope. Follow the link to our law firm’s DUI page for even more concerning charges over driving under the influence of alcohol.