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A DUI could derail your job prospects

On Behalf of | Aug 15, 2022 | DUI |

Driving while under the influence may put your health and safety at risk as well as the health and safety of others around you. Furthermore, if you are charged or convicted with DUI in Florida, you may lose your driving privileges, which could have a negative impact on your career. It’s also possible that employers or private clients won’t want to associate with you as a result of your criminal record.

You could be without a license for a lengthy period

For a first offense, your license could be suspended for up to 12 months. If you’re convicted of a second offense, there is a chance that your license could be permanently revoked. This means that you won’t be able to do any job that would require you to operate machinery or make deliveries.

Drunk driving goes against the values of most brands

Brands typically try to market themselves as positive members of the community. Therefore, it may be hard for many companies to justify hiring someone who has been charged or convicted of DUI. In addition, firms may not want to hire you because you could cause their insurance premiums to go up or cause other liability issues.

It can be almost impossible to hide your past

Even if you aren’t convicted of DUI, an employer may still learn about the events that led to a drunk or drugged driving charge. An employer may also learn about a DUI charge or conviction during the course of a background check. Therefore, it’s possible that your past decisions could haunt you even if you don’t bring them up or if you were convicted many years or decades ago.

By itself, a DUI charge may bring a number of negative consequences for your personal and professional lives. Therefore, it’s critical that you understand how to defend against it. Your options may include casting doubt on sobriety tests or asserting that a medical condition resulted in the slurred speech or bloodshot eyes that an officer observed during a traffic stop.