We know people have a lot of questions about DUI and “will” it affect my job, life or future. Our Maryland DUI lawyer Randolph Rice will answer some of the most common “Will” questions posed by individuals charged with DUI.
1. Will a DUI Affect A Job Search
It may, however, a DUI is not as bad a some other crimes on your record. Employers recognize that DUI and DWI convictions are not as serious as felony or other misdemeanor criminal acts. A DUI or DWI conviction will affect a person seeking a job that requires driving a company vehicle. Many employers insurance carriers will not allow them to hire an employee that has a DUI conviction on their record if they are required to drive a company vehicle. If you are working at a desk, then you should be fine. Also, construction and labor jobs typically do not discriminate against potential employees that have a DUI conviction.
2. Will DUI Affect My Citizenship Application
Yes, a DUI can affect you citizenship application. The best advise is to speak with an immigration lawyer in your State. The United State immigration policies are changing by the day. A conviction for drunk driving will certainly be considered when you apply for citizenship.
3. Will a DUI Ruin My Life?
No, a DUI will not ruin your life. Thousands or individuals are charged and convicted of DUI and DWI in America every year. What can be a problem is if an individual starts to accrue multiple DUI or DWI convictions. That may result in jail time. However, a first time DUI will usually end with a period or probation, court costs and fines. It will not ruin your life, take a minute, breath and hire an experienced DUI lawyer to protect you and fight for you in court.
4. Will a DUI Affect Background Check?
A DUI does appear on your driving record and that may be accessible for background checks. That means, if you background is obtained, then the DUI conviction may appear. Each company performs various forms of background checks. Some employers use private companies to obtain an individual’s background. In some states, like Maryland, if a driver receives a PBJ, then that record will not appear on the driver’s record.
5. Will I Go To Jail for a DUI?
Each State is different in their prosecution and jail time for a DUI. First time DUI convictions don’t result in jail time for most defendants. However, if there is an injury from a crash, then the Judge may consider a short stay in the detention center. Each case is handled differently and there is no clear cut result.
6. Will DUI Affect Employment
Most drunk driving convictions do not affect employment. Unless the employer drives a company vehicle as part of their job, then it should not affect employment.
7. Will DUI Affect Security Clearance
It depends on the type of security clearance an individual possesses. Each employer and the Federal Government have their own set of rules when it comes to security clearance. We will our clients to check with their human resources department or read their employment contract to determine if a DUI or DWI convictions will affect their security clearance.
8. Will DUI Ruin My Career
No, DUI does not ruin your career. In our years as DUI defense attorneys, I have not seen a person’s career ruined as a result of a DUI. It may set a person back in achieving their career goals, but as more time passes after the DUI, most employers are willing to excuse a mistake made in the past.
9. Will DUI Affect Teaching Job
Teaching jobs typically do not discriminate against teachers that receive a DUI conviction. The process of drinking and driving does not affect the children the teacher is teaching. The school, however, may not allow the teacher to driver school vehicles, as their insurance will preclude individuals with DUI convictions to use their company vehicles.
DUI Lawyers That Can Answer Your Will Questions
Have you been charged with DUI or DWI in Maryland? You need an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer to work for you and protect your rights and freedom. With a DUI comes the potential loss of license and freedom. A DUI lawyer will advise as to the best course of action as the trial date approaches. Contact Rice, Murtha & Psoras today to schedule a free consultation.