Just because DUIs seem to be a common issue for many drivers does not discount how serious this charge is. It is not a simple traffic violation. A DUI in Georgia is a criminal charge. If you get a DUI, you will have a criminal record. This can cause you a lot of trouble if you are currently enrolled in college.

The College Investor explains a college may use a DUI charge to deny you of certain things. This includes scholarships and housing. The college may also kick you out. If you commute to college, you also have to worry about losing your license since that is an automatic consequence of drunk driving.

However, even if the DUI does not affect your status at college, it could still have lasting repercussions. You could not be able to get professional licenses in your chosen career field. Employers may not hire you because of your criminal background.

It can be very easy to get a DUI even if you think you are okay to drive because the legal limit for blood alcohol content is quite low. A couple beers after a difficult day could spell big trouble. Even eating when you drink is not enough to make you legal in some cases.

The best thing to do is to not drive after drinking. There are plenty of other transportation options these days. If public transportation is not available, you can also call a ridesharing company and get a lift home, which will help prevent a DUI and possibly save your college career and future. This information is for education and is not legal advice.