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When someone is charged with drunk driving, the ordeal could have a negative impact on their lives, and it may also create challenges for their loved ones. This can be true for drivers who are married and have kids, and it can also be very problematic for teen drivers who still live with their parents. Moreover, even those who live by themselves may want or need to discuss the charges they are facing with some of their family members, whether they need support and guidance or have to explain the situation to loved ones who may be very upset. 

First of all, every family is different, and this is also true with each DUI case. Sometimes, families are able to work through these hardships relatively easily, but in other instances it may be very difficult for people to discuss the charges they are facing with loved ones. In fact, it may even jeopardize the future of a relationship, whether one’s spouse wants to end the marriage because of the DUI case or parents decide to kick their child out of the home because they were pulled over for drunk driving. 

As a result, it is imperative to carefully approach this topic and make sure that you bring the details of the case up appropriately. You may have a lot of different options to mull over when you are preparing for court, and it is pivotal to minimize the potential impact that this case may have on you as well as the negative ways it could affect your loved ones (emotionally, financially, etc.).