Collateral Consequences

There are collateral effects of a conviction that need to be considered as well. These restitution and licensing questions are a few of the issues that may arise in any given DUI case.

Restitution

For serious accident cases, the role of restitution becomes more important. These cases should be treated with more care for other reasons as well, since they may result in different crimes being charged which can result in harsher penalties than an ordinary DUI.

Driver’s Licensing Issues

Other people may rely on a CDL to make a living or plan to apply for a CDL in the future. How the DUI will effect your CDL or a future CDL needs to be evaluated on an individual basis as well. Even an ARD may result in a one year or a lifetime disqualification of a CDL endorsement. Ignition Interlocks must also be installed as a result of a second offense within ten years.