Being convicted of a DUI in California can have long-lasting repercussion for the person convicted. Whether they are employed at the time of their arrest or are between jobs, their professional life can suffer greatly. Read about four ways this can come to be, and then contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 to request a free legal consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
- A DUI Conviction Can Come Up on a Background Check
- A DUI Conviction Can Affect Professional Relationships
- It Can Affect Your Current Position
- A DUI Will Impact Your Ability to Get to and from Work
More and more companies are requiring background checks when hiring new employees. If the company you are interviewing with does a background check, they will see that you have been convicted of a DUI. This is true of both felony and misdemeanor charges. Remember that though this is a common issue with getting a job, your background check can also affect your ability to find somewhere to live, enrolling in school, and other issues.
It is not likely a surprise to learn that a DUI conviction can affect your personal relationships but many people do not consider how it can affect their professional relationships as well. For example, if your conviction makes the news or if others in your company find out, they may feel that it reflects poorly on you and they may be more likely to take their business elsewhere.
If you currently have a job, it could very negative impacted by a DUI charge. You may have to miss several days of work to go to your court dates. Once you are convicted, you may have to spend time in jail, which results in more missed work. It is likely you will also be required to complete community service and you may not be able to do all of it on your days off.
This requires employers to have a lot of patience with you. If you are a model employee that they consider indispensable, then they may be willing to make the necessary arrangements to keep you on. However, if this is not the case then you could potentially lose your job.
You are almost guaranteed to lose your license if you are convicted of a DUI. This can make it difficult to get to work. You may have to take the bus, which is not always reliable. You may have to take a rideshare, which can get expensive. Even if you have friends and family who are willing to help, this can quickly become burdensome.
The best way to prevent these and other serios consequences is to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as you are accused of a DUI. You can request a free legal consultation by contacting Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 today.