Do you know how Louisiana law handles people convicted of DUI crimes? Do you know the impact these convictions may have? Today we will take a look at different ways a DUI conviction changes a person’s life. Whether short-term or the long-term, these consequences may change a person’s life.

VeryWell Mind looks into consequences of being convicted of a DUI related crime. Some consequences are easy to anticipate. For example, almost everyone convicted of a DUI crime will face fines or court fees. It is also common for courts to give them jail sentences. This can vary in length depending on the severity of the DUI crime in question.

Extended impacts involve the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. In some cases, a person must attend an alcohol rehabilitation or drunk driver program. After its successful completion, the court will remove the suspension. Other drivers may be on probation for a period of time after their arrest and conviction. The court may order the installation of an ignition interlock device in your car for a year or more. This keeps the vehicle from starting unless the driver’s breath is free of alcohol.

Long-term impacts involve having a misdemeanor or felony on record. In many cases, this will prevent you from getting jobs that have anything to do with driving. You will not be able to do any commercial driving jobs. Work involving the operation of heavy machinery may also be off the table. You could even have trouble applying to apartments. Landlords do not always check to see what your misdemeanors are. Seeing that you have one may be enough to bar you from renting.