Are there other consequences to pleading guilty or CWOF to a drunk driving charge?
In addition to the punishments, permanent addition to your criminal record, and expense of all the fines, pleading guilty also has many other consequences. Adding to the financial expense is that your car insurance premium will likely increase drastically or might even be canceled. You might also have to miss work and lose earnings during the process. A guilty plea may also affect your current or future employment, or your ability to continue working in certain occupations. Many employers perform criminal background checks, and even one DUI conviction or guilty plea is enough to show up on your record. This could prevent you from getting a new job. It can also affect your current employment if your license is suspended and you cannot get to work. Depending on your employer and occupation, a DUI conviction or guilty plea can have a serious impact on your continued employment. Professional drivers, including bus drivers and truck drivers, and airline pilots are examples of occupations wh