Could a DUI End My Career?

May 29, 2015

With the ease of information gathering today, a DUI conviction can negatively affect your career.  A DUI charge and/or conviction can show on a background report almost instantaneously.  However, some positions are more sensitive than others.  Jobs considered to be more sensitive than others include working with children, law enforcement, financial [or any position handling confidential information], medical, public transportation, government, military or anything that requires a license.   These fields usually have strict guidelines on what is and is not acceptable.  Discussing this with an attorney will help you to figure out what should and should not be disclosed.

A DUI conviction in Florida may affect an employer’s hiring decision or continuing to employ you.  It can also affect other job related activities as well.  For example, your driving privilege may be suspended for a period of time.  Your dependence on others for transportation or the use of public sources may greatly affect an employer’s willingness to accommodate you.  You may also miss work due to court appearances.

Obviously the best choice is not to drink to the extent that your normal faculties are impaired.  However, just because you are charged does not necessarily mean you are guilty.  It is critical to be proactive and hire a suitable attorney who will protect your rights and fight for you.  In this time of great uncertainty with the job market you want to make sure you make every effort to protect your livelihood.

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The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates (LORE) has not been retained for this or any other matter by you until such time as a duly executed retainer is signed by you and an authorized agent of LORE and any retainer deposit paid and returned to us.  Nothing contained herein is intended to create an attorney client relationship or be considered legal advice, as such, no conflict of interest shall be presumed in the event LORE is later retained by an adverse party.  See Rule 4-1.18 et. al., 2006 Florida Supreme Court.

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