Effects of a DUI on Your Family
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, it can be a very scary experience. It is normal to be shocked and confused about the whole legal process and what exactly is going to happen to you. The first thing to do if you have been charged with a DUI is to seek the help of an experienced DUI attorney who can protect your rights through the defense and trial process.
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We offer free consultations If you are facing challenges related to a DUI, it is normal for both you and your loved ones to feel traumatized. The following are some typical reactions to an arrest:
- Feelings of self-loathing and shame; anger from family members
- Fear of the unknown
It is not uncommon for someone who gets a DUI to feel ashamed. Perhaps you did not realize you had drunk too much, and you had felt perfectly capable of driving. Just because you get a DUI does not mean you are now a hardened criminal, even though you may feel that way. There are proper ways to process these feelings but it is important not to give up hope.
One way to do this is to hire an aggressive and experienced DUI attorney. By making this decision, you offer yourself the best chance for a positive outcome in your case. If the situation can be dealt with swiftly and with the least imposition on you and your family, then the quicker you are able to get your life back on track. It can help you as you form a foundation on which you can rebuild the relationship you have with loved ones, who may be upset or angry with you.
You may also feel fear and loss of control because the situation is now out of your hands: You do not know exactly what lies ahead in the DUI process. Your family may experience this anxiety as well. They may wonder how you can provide for them if you no longer have a license, or they may be scared of what may happen to you if you are detained in jail for a night or two. Again, these feelings are very normal. Your attorney can help by explaining what will happen in each stage of the legal process, as well as sit down with your family to discuss what is going to happen.
It is important to not get bogged down with feelings of depression when faced with a DUI charge or conviction. It is understandable to fall into that trap, especially if you feel that your family is stressed out or that they harbor feelings of resentment toward you. However, it is important to remember that a DUI is not the end of the world, and that there is life after one. The right lawyer will vigorously investigate your case and scrutinize all of the procedures used to approach, test and arrest you. If your rights were violated, the case may be discharged or the charges may be reduced. A diligent attorney will work his or her hardest to glean the best possible outcome for your case, so that you can get back to living your life and work on restoring trust with your loved ones. In time, you and your family can get back on track and all of you may have learned something in the process.
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