Limited Job Opportunities With a
DUI / DWI Conviction
Many employers will not hire you if you have a drunk driving conviction in your driver's
history. Some companies go back a certain number of years (3, 5,
6, 8, 10). Others look back as far as your state's driver's history
will report a record. Each state's drivers history is different.
Ask your attorney when you contact an affiliate in
If you are already
employed and are accused of DUI / DWI, a conviction may end your employment.
In fact, upon a pending DUI / DWI being reported to some employers, you
will be either terminated or suspended from any company activities involving
driving. Check your employee handbook to see what it says.
You are already aware (in most cases) if your company periodically "runs"
a driver's history on you.
The question of
whether or not to report an arrest for DUI / DWI is an issue to address
immediately with your attorney. Don't broach the subject with your
employer until you have spoken to your DUI
/ DWI attorney. Learn your rights and obligations before risking
Persons with high
security clearance may not be able to avoid the DUI / DWI being detected.
Any government agency or subcontractor dealing with government projects
will be scrutinized at a far higher level than a normal employee.
These institutions have direct access to difficult-to-access computer
databases, such as the NCIC (National Crime Information Computer) or your
state's equivalent (in Georgia, it is called GCIC, for "Georgia Crime
Information Computer"). Every ARREST will be shown on these
comprehensive records. Immediately ask your knowledgeable
DUI / DWI defense attorney about this.