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Drunk driving should be taken very seriously because of the considerable consequences that can result from driving while impaired. Furthermore, a drunk driver who gets into an accident will face a host of legal issues. Assuming the alcohol impaired driver is still alive after the accident or event, he or she faces serious legal consequences. While drinking a small amount of alcohol is not a crime, if the drinking driver’s blood alcohol content is over the legal limit for their state, he or she can lose their driver’s license for anywhere from a few weeks to years. A convicted drunk driver also faces fines, sometimes in the thousands of dollars, jail time, increased insurance costs, attorney fees, court costs, lost time from work, and other penalties that vary from state to state. A good drunk driving attorney can help represent your rights in court.