March 31, 2010 By Matthew Wallin

How a DUI Conviction Affects Future Employment

A conviction for driving under the influence has severe consequences. Not only can a DUI subject you to criminal penalties, but a conviction for drunk driving can drastically affect your lifestyle. It is critical that you speak with an experienced DUI attorney.

The majority of California workers rely on their personal transportation to get to work. A license suspension or other element of a DUI charge can put a current job in jeopardy or make looking for another job difficult. A DUI conviction can result in a suspended license, ignition interlock devices installed in your car, traffic school requirements, or other court orders that can delay the reinstatement of an individual’s license to drive. In addition, some types of employers have a policy of terminating employees for a single drunk driving offense. Some of these jobs include positions in local school districts or civil service jobs.

A person with a DUI may also have to report DUI convictions to future employers. Drunk driving convictions can create a stigma that discourages employers from considering an application. This liability may be greater in some types of industrial jobs where intoxication can be a serious issue, for example, in operating heavy machinery.

Statistics on Southern California drunk driving charges are staggering. Many thousands of residents in this area incur alcohol-related traffic violations and DUI convictions each year, and a high percentage of this community repeats the offense. With harsh penalties, and even harsher penalties for repeat offenders, it is important to consult an experienced Riverside DUI attorney. A DUI attorney will inform you of all of your options for minimizing the potential jail time or other severe penalties. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich are highly experienced in handling DUI cases and will analyze the facts of your case and explain to you your options in detail. Our attorneys will also actively engage with the court system for the best chance at a speedy reinstatement of the defendant’s driving privileges.

If you or a loved one is facing a DUI charge, you can rely on the skilled California DUI defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich. In helping those accused of crimes for over 30 years, Wallin & Klarich can guide those arrested for DUI as they figure out exactly what pending charges represent, what their legal consequences are likely to be, and how to minimize the damage. Wallin & Klarich can provide opinions on limiting legal liability. They can also guide defendants through the precise restrictions around their DUI to get a license reinstated earlier through hearings in state and municipal courts. Our DUI lawyers will help you argue your case before a judge for the best possible result. For more information about how the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can help you, please call (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.

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