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Financial consequences of a DUI leave people in tough spot

A new study about drunk driving, car accidents and insurance in the United States paints an ugly picture of California. Four of the Top 10 cities that the study cited for "bad driving" are located in California. The cities are Sacramento, Fresno, San Bernardino and Riverside. Buried in our source article is this very interesting nugget: people who were convicted of a DUI in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee experienced a 50 percent increase in their insurance premiums.

The numerous effects that a DUI conviction can have on a person can leave that individual in a frustrated place. For example, a person convicted of a DUI can find it hard to find a job or even keep their current one. The conviction will likely affect the way people view you and treat you. And, of course, there are the financial limitations that a DUI places on someone, as this story points out.

There are so many costs and charges that come with a DUI charge, including financial penalties associated to the drunk driving, the court costs to deal with your case, and then the personal financial turmoil that can come in the aftermath of all of this. Insurance rates jump, and all of these financial costs severely limit a person's ability to pay for everyday costs and other debts that they may be carrying.

The consequences of a DUI conviction are myriad, and anyone who is accused of such a crime needs to consult with an experienced attorney to defend that charge.

Source: WBIR, "KPD disputes Knoxville's place in national DUI study," Aaron Wright, July 21, 2014

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