It is natural to wonder whether or not a DUI charge will impact your ability to get a job. Unfortunately, there are several sectors and career paths that will be difficult to enter — or remain in — if you are convicted of a DUI. That’s why it is imperative that you hire a capable attorney to defend you in your time of trouble.
Maybe you’re the breadwinner for your family, or maybe you’re just worried about the potential damage a DUI could inflict on your future. Either way, you have a valid reason for being worried about a possible DUI charge.
Consider the ramifications of a DUI charge on your record. Apart from serving a mandatory three days in jail, or in lieu of jail time completing a driver intervention program (DIP), your reputation could be tarnished, or you could be at a disadvantage when it comes to employment.
First-time offenders charged with DUIs have the option of completing a driver intervention program (DIP) in lieu of spending a mandatory three days in jail. You can learn more about DIPs here.
Jobs that require the operation of a motor vehicle will be unattainable for DUI offenders, such as delivery drivers, school bus and truck drivers, and some other types of machinery operators because a DUI requires that your driver’s license be suspended.
Additionally, it is important that you disclose your DUI standing with your employer prior to beginning work because nondisclosure of a criminal offense could be grounds for dismissal.
If you are arrested for DUI, do not hesitate to contact Suhre & Associates. It’s important that you hire an attorney with extensive experience who does everything in their power to keep a DUI charge off your record — and that’s exactly what we do here at Suhre & Associates. Don’t hesitate, and give us a call today.