We have mentioned some of the consequences of drunk driving charges on this blog, such as the ways in which your career could be affected. On top of time behind bars, losing your driving privileges, and stiff fines, there are other ways your life may be turned upside down when you are charged with driving while intoxicated. For example, if you are found guilty, your record could be problematic should you decide to leave the country, whether you need to travel for business or for a family vacation. Our law office recognizes the multitude of issues people often work through when facing these charges, but staying focused is paramount.
If you are accused of drunk driving, you may have difficulty in the future if you try to cross the border and visit Canada. Unfortunately, some people are barred from entering certain countries because of their record, which can be especially problematic, in some instances. For example, someone may be unable to attend a loved one’s wedding because they were charged with drunk driving years ago, or a person could face additional problems in their career because of difficulty traveling brought on by a DWI case.
Regardless of whether you intend to travel or not, handling DWI charges properly is essential. These allegations can shatter your life, whether you are completely innocent or certain aspects of the case have been exaggerated. If you take a look at our law office’s section on DWI, you can read more about drunk driving charges.