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How a DUI Conviction Can Lead to A Variety of Negative Consequences

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According to MADD.org, a person is injured every two minutes in this country due to drunk driving related accidents. While there is no denying that driving under the influence is dangerous, what happens when a person is wrongly accused of this offense? Each year, thousands of people refuse a police officer’s request for a breathalyzer or field sobriety tests. In some instances, this denial is due to the fact that a person does not want to incriminate themselves. If you have been charged with a DUI, then your first call needs to be to an experienced lawyer. The courts giving you a DUI conviction can result in a number of negative consequences.

Your License Could Be Suspended

One of the most common things that can happen after being convicted of a DUI is the suspension of your license. While this may not sound like a big deal, it definitely is. Without a license, you will be unable to get back and forth to work without help from others. In some instances, you will have to resort to using public transportation to get from point A to point B. Instead of having to deal with this stress, you will need to find a lawyer to help you beat the charges against you.

You May Be Fired From Your Job

There are some companies out there that have a mandatory firing policy on the books in relation to DUI conviction. If you are convicted of a DUI, you could be in jeopardy of losing your job, which will make it very hard to support yourself and your family. Companies who have this type of policy in place will require an employee to notify them of a DUI arrest immediately.

Losing Your Insurance

Having car insurance is a must. For those convicted of a DUI, keeping car insurance will be nearly impossible. Due to the suspension of your license, your insurance company will not be able to offer you a policy. Even if your place of employment does not have a firing policy in place for a DUI, they may have to let you go due to the fact that they cannot insure you. Their inability to insure you will prohibit you from operating any of the equipment or vehicles they have.

Having to Miss Work

Due to the endless court dates and mandatory alcohol treatments you will have to undergo after a DUI conviction, you will have to miss work. This means you will be losing money and may end up souring the relationship you have with your employer. If you have been charged with a DUI, you will need to seek out some legal help immediately.

Allow Us to Help You With a DUI Conviction!

Call The Hansen Law Firm today at 305-666-1603 today! We have helped countless individuals beat their DUI conviction. We will be able to let you know how we can help and give you a breakdown your rights.

Author: M. G. Hansen

Marcia Giordano Hansen has been practicing law for almost 20 years. During this time, she has worked for the government at the Miami Dade Public Defender’s office representing indigent clients accused for state criminal offense; for an insurance defense firm wherein she represented doctors sued for medical malpractice and entities sued for negligence; and for a private white collar criminal defense firm practicing white collar crime defending individuals accused of social security fraud, Medicare fraud, drug trafficking and other federal crimes. Her wide range of knowledge in these different areas of law, coupled with the teachings of some of the most well respected legal minds in the country gives her a unique skill set which has benefited all of her clients resulting in victory and success in each case she has handled. Mrs. Hansen, in her own practice, has handled criminal defense cases, personal injury cases and real estate disputes. She speaks Spanish, French and is proficient in Italian which enables her to represent clients from all over the world. She is dedicated to the growth and success of Hansen & Taylor and prides herself in giving VIP treatment to each and every client. Marcia lives in Coral Gables with her husband and daughter. She is an avid sports fan, an animal lover and political junkie. She is also a supporter and member of the Board of Executive Relations for the Special Olympics of Miami, an organization dedicated to the well being of children and adults with disabilities.

What Past Clients Say

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I was referred to Mrs. Hansen by another lawyer with different expertise. From the very moment we first met and spoke about my case Marcia was a doll. Very knowledgeable in her field and good at explaining things in layman’s terms for those unfamiliar with legal jargon. I highly recommend her for any criminal cases. She was great at negotiating a plea deal for me and I’m satisfied with the outcome of this case. I’m very pleased with my decision to hire her as my representation.

Previous Client 5 September 27, 2016

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