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On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | October 19, 2022
The Collateral Consequences Of An Underage DUI Conviction

Driving under influence is a serious offense no matter who you are or how old you are. A conviction for drunk driving can lead to the suspension of your driver’s license, fines and jail time among other penalties. However, these are not the only consequences of drunk driving in Colorado, especially for underage drivers.

For most young people, underage DUI is usually the first contact with the legal system. While being pulled over, arrested, thrown in jail and convicted may seem embarrassing, it is important to understand that a single DUI conviction can impact various aspects of your life going forward.

Here are some of the non-legal consequences of a DUI conviction that you need to know:

DUI and your studies

If you are considering joining college, and are relying on scholarships and student loans to fund your studies, having a criminal record can jeopardize your ambitions. In fact, some colleges may turn down your request for admission altogether. And if you are already in college, a DUI conviction can lead to your suspension.

A DUI charge also means that you will have to skip classes to attend court. And if you rely on your car to drive to and from school, your license’s suspension means that you will not be able to travel to school. All these can negatively impact your performance at school.

DUI and your future career

Most employers run background checks on potential recruits during the hiring process. And having a criminal record can significantly hinder your ability to find work. This is especially true if you are hoping to start a career in the military, healthcare or even education.

The consequences of a DUI conviction can live with you for the rest of your life. If you are charged with underage DUI, it is in your best interest that you explore your legal options for a solid defense.

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