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Did you know that in 2016 more than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence? Have you recently found yourself as part of this statistic? If you are dealing with a recent DUI and want to know more about life after a DUI conviction, you are in the right place.
Keep reading to learn more about the steps to help you get back on track
Find an Attorney
One of the first things you want is an experienced DUI lawyer on your side. You want a local attorney that understands the laws and is familiar with the legal system in your county.
Even though most first time DUI offenders do not have to face real jail time, you will still have some serious legal consequences. In some states, a DUI is seen as a felony and it can impact you for the rest of your life. This is why hiring a lawyer will ensure that you are treated fairly as you go through the legal system.
A support group does not always have to be an AA group, you can look for local church groups or volunteer in food drives. You can volunteer at a nursing home or a soup kitchen to get out there and do something in a group setting.
Surrounding yourself with people that are working towards a greater cause will give you a sense of having a larger support system to help hold you accountable.
Not everyone needs to go through this step but if you are dealing with serious alcohol addiction then consider checking yourself into rehab voluntarily. A rehab center will help you make dramatic changes in your life that you might need to move forward.
You can talk to your therapist, friends, and family before making a final decision but at the end of the day, this is a personal choice and completely up to you.
Getting a DUI is a sign that something in your life has to probably change. If you had previously been drinking for fun or as a way to pass time then you can take the time to pick up new hobbies instead.
Learn how to play an instrument or pick up an old hobby that you haven’t done in a long time. There are plenty of things from hiking to running to sewing to reading. Anything that will replace drinking as your fun pass time, will make a difference in life after a DUI.
Time to Live Life After a DUI Conviction
Now that you know more about life after a DUI conviction you can take the necessary steps we shared above to help you. Even though this is more than likely not the proudest moment in your life, we hope that you can learn from this mistake and possibly inspire others to not follow in your footsteps.
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