How Can I Move Forward After A DUI?

March 23, 2023

If you’ve been convicted of a DUI, it can be a devastating experience. You may have lost your license, had to pay fines and fees, and maybe even lost custody of your children. But there are ways that you can move forward after a DUI conviction without feeling like you’re stuck in place forever. Let’s take a look at some ideas:

Get A Lawyer

  • Check a lawyer’s website. You are going to need a good criminal defense attorney, and you should make sure they are experienced in DUI cases. They should know how to work with the DMV, handle the paperwork, and help you get the best possible outcome for your case.
  • Make sure they are willing to work with you on payment plans if needed, or even just advise on how much money is necessary for legal representation (this could save some time).

Attend A DUI School

Attending a DUI school is a great way to learn about the consequences of drunk driving. You will learn about the impact of alcohol on the body and how alcohol affects your driving ability. You will also learn about legal issues surrounding DUI, including things like bail bond requirements and getting out of jail after being arrested for DWI.

Give Forgiveness A Chance

The first step is to give yourself a chance to heal. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from others, and don’t be afraid of forgiveness. For example, if you have an old friend who lives nearby and could visit with you often, consider taking them up on their offer. This can be a great way to get rid of the feelings of guilt and shame that may be lingering in your mind after being arrested for a DUI.

If someone else did something wrong (or maybe just one thing), they should also receive forgiveness from you! It’s OK if they are not able to forgive themselves or others; however, someone must understand how much pain they caused by making poor decisions during those bad times when drinking alcohol was involved—especially if these decisions resulted in serious consequences like jail time or fines or restitution payments due back after the release.”

Get Outside And Socialize

As you can tell from the list above, there are a lot of options when it comes to getting outside and socializing. However, if you’re not comfortable with any of these activities, there are always other fun things that will help relieve your stress. For example:

  • Go to the movies or watch TV shows on Netflix while eating popcorn in bed.
  • Take photos with friends at their favorite places so they can see how much better they look than they did in high school!


DUI is a serious charge. If you get charged with it, there are plenty of things that can happen. You may lose your license, be in jail, or even go to trial. But those negative outcomes should not deter you from getting help and making positive changes in your life. The more time you spend reflecting on what happened, the easier it will be for you to move forward again.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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