Californians, what does it cost to get a DUI? That has been the subject of numerous articles. As each year passes, new fines are piled on top of fines, costing the dui driver thousands and thousands of dollars, along with other little-known consequences. The average cost hovers over ten thousand dollars, up to twenty, including bail, attorney’s fees, court fines and increases in insurance costs, not to mention job loss and personal consequences.
What if you can’t drive to work anymore? What if you are DUI in your work truck? The DMV will take your license for a year. How are you going to work? How will you support your family?
DUI drivers don’t consider these things. They don’t consider hitting another car or pedestrian and causing injury or death. The best defense against the DUI driver is education. WIth the rise in binge drinking among teens and college-age people, the potential for harm at all levels remains a threat.
It is up to adults to teach younger adults and children the risks of DUI, not to mention alcoholism and its related social problems. There are numerous resources available for this purpose.
In the event you find yourself having been cited or arrested for DUI the law provides for safeguards to make sure that law enforcement is doing it’s job correctly and in accord with the constitution and other state laws. I don’t endorse DUI driving, but I defend those accused so that the system for dealing with them is fair, not a witch hunt. Whether you live in Irvine, Mission Viejo or Huntington Beach, if you are charged with a DUI, call an experienced DUI defense attorney to assist you.