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How a DUI Conviction can Affect Getting a New Job

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Employers routinely conduct background checks before hiring a new employee and they may be able to find a DUI charge, even if you were not convicted. In addition, if you hold a commercial driver's license as a part of your job, you may lose it for a DUI arrest. Every state must abide by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, or FCRA, which applies to background checks done by outside companies but not for those done in-house. The FCRA prevents criminal arrests more than seven years old from being reported, but convictions can be reported differently.

Furthermore, this restriction on reporting by the FCRA are only for those jobs which pay $75,000 or less per year.

Don't I have rights?

As an employee, you are still protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that bars employers from turning applicants down for criminal convictions unless they have a business-related reason for doing so. However, this butts up against California law which allows employers to refuse employment to anyone with a conviction record. California does, on the other hand, offer certificates of rehabilitation for those convicted of criminal offense to make it easier to find work.

Having a DUI on your record can make certain job harder to obtain especially those involving working with children, the elderly, or the disabled. These and federal jobs can be harder to find but there is no hard and fast rule regarding applicants with a DUI record.

For some, obtaining an expungement may be a means of clearing your record of your arrest or conviction. If you are able to have your record expunged by meeting certain requirements, you would be able to legally deny that you have ever been arrested to your employer and most other people.

Don't risk your future with a DUI conviction-fight back with Attorney Jacqueline Goodman at your side. Call our firm right away!

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    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    2ND DUI

    Misdemeanor on completion of community service - Felony 2nd DUI, under 21 with injury.

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    case dismissed

    CASE REJECTED

    ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER

    Los Angeles Arrest Pre-filing representation on Attempted murder of police officer, assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer.

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    CASE
    REJECTED

    CASE REJECTED

    ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

    Strike felonies including assault with a deadly weapon - car with great bodily injury.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CAR ACCIDENT

    Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD ENDANGERMENT / CRUELTY

    Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD MOLESTATION

    Child molestation: Felony.

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    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

    Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CONTEMPT OF COURT ORDER

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

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    Case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CSA CASE

    CSA case dismissed.

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