When a resident of Missouri is convicted of a DUI, the consequences can be farther-reaching than they suspect. It is crucial for anyone facing a DUI-related charge to fight against it. Having just one DUI conviction on record can completely change the course of a person’s life.

The Missouri Department of Revenue takes a look at Missouri’s current DUI laws and how they can be strengthened. They are looking into doing this in an effort to cut down on intoxicated driving. Many of these new laws are designed to crack down harder on repeat offenders or people who are charged with DUI at very high blood alcohol content (BAC) levels. However, just about anyone facing a DUI-related charge could also face fines, potential jail time, and the possibility of license suspension or revocation.

State Farm gives more insight into some of the longer-lasting impacts of a DUI conviction. A person’s livelihood could be at risk. For example, if an individual is a delivery driver, a chauffeur, or holds any other job that relates to the operation of motor vehicles, they could lose their position due to license suspension. They might find it difficult to get hired elsewhere in the field even after their commercial driver’s license is reinstated, or it may never be reinstated. Insurance rates can go up drastically and they will typically stay elevated for as long as a DUI conviction remains on a person’s record, which can be many years.

Those who are currently facing the threat of a DUI-related conviction may want to seek an experienced attorney. They can help an individual navigate through defense tactics to protect their future.