If you receive a DUI conviction in the state of California, one of the first things you may be thinking is how this will affect your job. If you are in between jobs, you may be concerned as to whether this will affect your ability to get a new job. And if you are already employed, you may be wondering whether your employer is within his right to fire you if he finds out about your conviction.
If you are in between jobs and are applying for a new one, then you will, more than likely, have to pass a background check in order to get the job. It doesn’t matter whether you are convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor. Either charge will show up on a background check.
These aren’t the only times your information is put through a background check. Background checks can be conducted for everything from trying to buy a house to trying to enroll in school. A DUI conviction could cost you everything from the job you want to the home you want to buy.
Here at the Simmrin Law Group, we can help you strengthen your case to give you the best possible shot at avoiding a DUI conviction. A conviction is not guaranteed to ruin your life, but it can certainly make things more difficult, which is why you need an experienced lawyer by your side.
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A DUI conviction can affect your professional relationships, as well as your personal ones. If your conviction is on the news, people may always associate your case with your name, which could lead to a poor reflection on your business. And a poor reflection on your business could end in you being fired.
Don’t put your job at risk by going in blind. A qualified DUI lawyer in Los Angeles can provide you with the best possible resources to fight your case and potentially avoid a conviction.
The Strain On Your Current Job
Before you are even convicted, a DUI charge could already be putting your job in jeopardy. You may have to miss several days of work – or at least call in late – to be able to make it to all your court dates. And after you’re convicted, your job will have to make the necessary arrangements to cover for you while you’re either serving your jail sentence or completing your community service hours.
Either situation calls for more patience than most employers are willing to offer, and you may just lose your job. Hiring a lawyer gives you the best possible shot at saving your job by possibly avoiding a conviction altogether and negotiating for a lesser charge.
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Driver’s License Difficulties
While it doesn’t affect your job directly, losing your driver’s license if you’re convicted of a DUI can make getting to work more difficult. You may have to rely on public transportation, which can make you late. Else you may have to ask friends or family members to go out of their way to get you to your job on time which may, in turn, make them late for theirs.
Even if you manage to work out a transportation schedule, not having the freedom to drive whenever and wherever you please can add stress to your daily routine. Feeling more stressed while at work can lead to a decrease in productivity, which could also potentially cost you your job.
You may still be able to keep your job if your license has been suspended or revoked, but it certainly doesn’t make things any easier. And you certainly don’t want to get caught driving with a suspended license, on top of everything else. Our lawyers at the Simmrin Law Group will do everything they can to help you hold onto your license and avoid the struggles that come with not having reliable transportation.
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Facing a DUI conviction can be terrifying. In addition to jail time, which no one wants to face, there is the very real possibility that you could lose your job. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers will do everything they can to help you avoid a conviction and keep your job and driver’s license.
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