College students in Texas may not know how to react to a first-time DUI charge. In fact, some students may want to brush it off. They do not think it is a serious matter. But a DUI charge can lead to a conviction, which may impact your life. 

Today we will discuss the impact that DUI charges have if they become convictions. We will look at the long and short term ramifications you may face even as a college student. 

Financial support cut after DUI 

The College Investor discusses how a DUI has the potential to ruin your college life. This can happen in many ways. For one, the police report DUI convictions to your college. What if you are relying on a scholarship or financial help? This may be grounds for them to end your financial support. For some, this makes it impossible to continue attending school. 

In some cases, you may also lose campus housing. What if you do not have anywhere else to stay or the money to rent an apartment? You end up with nowhere to go. In severe cases, some colleges even expel students for DUI convictions. 

DUI impacts last far into the future 

DUI convictions affect your future prospects as well. For example, you will not be eligible for jobs needing commercial driver’s licenses. But what if you do not want a job that has to do with driving? Having a DUI on record may still impact your prospects. For example, government positions and teaching positions disqualify those with DUI convictions. 

If you do not want your life to fall apart because of a mistake in college, treat any DUI charge seriously. In doing so, you can face the charges knowing what an impact a conviction may have.