Having the police charge you with driving under the influence (DUI) might be traumatic. Yet the prospect of returning home to tell your partner might scare you even more.
It’s understandable that they will be upset because your charge won’t just affect you. It will affect the whole family. Here are some of the ways how:
Your partner has to do more driving
If a court suspends your license, you can consume alcohol at every social event without watching how much you have. Yet that might mean your partner has to drive every time, limiting their ability to have a drink.
The school runs, shopping, and many other things may all become something you can no longer do because you do not have a license. Once again, the burden may fall on your partner to cover.
Your partner has to pick up extra work
If you lose your job or struggle to find one due to a DUI, your partner may have to work more to make up for the lost income.
Your kids lose out
That holiday you were saving for. The birthday party you promised the kids. Such things may no longer be possible because you need to pay fines, and once you are allowed to drive again need to pay vastly increased insurance premiums. You might also need to cut their after-school activities because you can no longer take them there.
Whether you know you made a mistake and drank too much or believe the police got it wrong, there are many ways to fight a DUI charge. Getting legal help to look at them will be doing yourself and your family a big favor.