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What Impact Does a DWI Have on One’s Career?

If you or someone close to you has been charged with driving under the influence, then you need to know the effect it will have on your career. If you’re currently in a field where a primary function of your job is driving, then a DUI conviction could have devastating consequences. If your license and insurance are suspended, you may even lose your job.

Professionals who are seeking licensure in a variety of fields such as those in the medical field, aviation industry, or legal field may face a problem. Background checks are required by many regulatory industries, and a DUI on your record is a black mark that could keep you from getting a license to practice your chosen career.

People with a DUI on their record also could face issues when it comes to getting a job. Most corporations run background checks on applicants, even for office positions. The hiring managers use the information to gauge the kind of employee you might be, and if you appear trustworthy. When a DUI pops up in your file, it can make you seem like a criminal. Unfortunately, you may get passed over when it comes to being hired before getting a chance to tell your side of the story.

There are some industries that can’t hire you based on having a DUI in your past, no matter how old it is. Don’t let yourself become a victim of an unfair system. If you get pulled over for a DUI, then call an experienced lawyer right away. The problem is that breathalyzer tests are inaccurate, and you may be charged incorrectly. Once you’re charged with a DUI and convicted, it can be hard to remove it from your record.

Give our team at Johnson, Johnson & Baer a call today (713) 422-2270 to learn more about how we can help protect your rights.