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DUI charges and vehicle impoundment

On Behalf of | Nov 17, 2020 | DUI

If you are facing drunk driving charges, a number of consequences could lie ahead, depending on the state in which your case is handled. Sometimes, drivers accused of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol have their vehicle impounded. It is important to note that the penalties vary from one state to the next and to carefully go over the individual circumstances surrounding your case.

Unfortunately, some people fail to handle their drunk driving case properly, resulting in very harsh repercussions. Financial penalties, time behind bars, the loss of your driver’s license and a shattered reputation are some of the other consequences that you could have to deal with.

Reviewing the duration of impoundment

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vehicle impoundment is intended to discourage the general public from driving while intoxicated and to prevent those facing DUI charges from getting behind the wheel. The duration of impoundment varies from one state to another, from as short as 48 hours to one year.

Reviewing the impact of impoundment

From paying storage costs to losing one’s primary means of transportation, vehicle impoundment is often devastating for drivers. For example, many people have a hard time going to work, running errands, picking their kids up from school and taking care of other important responsibilities in life. Moreover, some people are very passionate about their vehicles and spend a lot of money on their vehicles, which often makes impoundment even more emotionally challenging. It is imperative to go over your DUI case carefully if you are worried about impoundment and many other consequences that arise due to DUI charges.