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Ohio parents like you may have a child going off to college soon. This is often a time of heightened anxiety for parents. A lot of firsts happen during this period of time. It may be your child’s first time away from home or first time living on their own. 

It could also be their first time facing serious charges, especially if they face accusations of driving after drinking. But how much could a first-time DUI impact them? 

DUIs result in financial disadvantages

The College Investor actually believes that this could spell the end for your child’s college career. This is somewhat extreme, but not impossible. After all, a college may expel your student for a DUI conviction. This is a particular risk if your child is facing multiple charges on top of the DUI, such as endangering a minor. 

This action is still somewhat uncommon, though. It is more common for a college to revoke financial aid. This could include scholarships, financial awards and more. They could also disallow your child from using on-campus housing. Off-campus housing is often much more expensive. Between losing financial backing and extra expenses, it might be impossible to continue attending a school. 

Damage to career paths

Your child could also find career options closed to them. Many industries and fields do not hire people with a DUI on record. Medical jobs, government positions and jobs that involve working with children are just a few examples. Any job that involves driving will also avoid applicants with a DUI. Due to these numerous and severe impacts, you should take any DUI your child faces seriously.