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Employment After a DUI

If you are trying to find a job after a drunk driving conviction, you might be surprised to find out that many of the employers you apply to will investigate your driving history. Depending on the job you’re applying to, and the employer’s preferences, you may lose an opportunity due to your driving record. Keep reading for more information regarding how you can clear your record after a DUI from our Ventura DUI attorney.

Why Your Record Matters to Employers

A DUI conviction gives you a criminal record. Each time you apply to a new company, they will likely run a background check on you to find out who you are and whether or not you have a criminal history. That background check includes information like your address history, current and previous arrests and warrants, any liens history of property ownership and your marriage and divorces.

In California, private employers have the ability to deny you employment due to your criminal history. They also have the right to fire you. For example, if you currently hold a position that requires you to drive a company car or truck and you are convicted of a DUI, you could lose your job. If you are up for a position, consider being upfront about your criminal record before they conduct the background check. If your prospective employer is surprised by the criminal record found in the background check, they may not even call you back. If you are upfront from the start, you can express your remorse for your crime as well as detail how you learned from your mistakes.

Clearing Your Record

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your DUI conviction, you may be able to get your record expunged. Consult with a Ventura DUI attorney from The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers for more information on how.

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