How will a Florida DUI conviction affect me other than the criminal penalties and the license loss?Return to Video FAQs
That depends on the circumstances. However, there are multiple consequences potentially for getting convicted of a DUI. We call those collateral consequences. Things having nothing to do, necessarily, with the criminal punishment.
You might have a responsibility at work to report a DUI. You have a responsibility under certain licensings depending on what it is that you do for a living. If you’re a real estate agent, or a nurse, or a med tech, doctor, lawyer, bondsman, anybody that’s licensed by the state has an administrative responsibility possibly to report that DUI. It could affect your ability to make a living under that license. There’s a lot of different things that are possible, and I really recommend you consult with an experienced lawyer in figuring out what those consequences are before you plea or go to trial on a DUI.