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DUI conviction and employment background screening

A DUI conviction can alter your life in many ways, such as making it more difficult to secure a job in the future.

Since most employers in today's world conduct background checks, there's a very good chance they'll see the DUI on your record. While this doesn't necessarily mean you won't get the job, it can definitely work against you. This is particularly true if you're applying for a position in which driving is required, such as a trucker or bus driver.

What does a background check include?

An employer can opt to run many different types of checks, with as many as 20 to 25 items included. Information can include: driving record, vehicle registration, incarceration records and criminal records among other details.

If you're concerned about a DUI conviction getting in the way, you may want to learn more about clearing this from your record.

Depending on your situation, you may be able to have the record expunged. Subsequently, it will not show up to employers on your official record in the future.

At our law firm, we continually come across people whose lives have been impacted by a DUI conviction. This is why it's so important for anyone charged with this crime to learn more about their legal rights, while also implementing the right defense strategy.

With a DUI conviction on your record, it's possible that employment background screening could raise a red flag. There are steps you can take to protect against this, such as seeking an expungement, so make sure you understand your situation and what you can do to improve it.

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