You don’t want to flaunt the fact that you have been charged with DUI. After fulfilling any punishments, such as probation or a license suspension, of course, you would probably prefer to completely forget the incident.
You will find it very difficult to forget your DUI in a few unfortunate circumstances. In particular, there are several circumstances when you may need to tell a potential or present employer about your DUI. Read on to learn about them and contact Chambers Law Firm at 714-760-4088 if you require a free legal consultation with a DUI attorney.
Do you have to tell potential employers?
In California, “ban the box” legislation has been in effect since January 1, 2014, making it illegal for employers to inquire about applicants’ criminal histories. The only exception to this rule is if you’re seeking for a job in law enforcement or another profession that calls for a criminal history check. You would have to admit your DUI conviction if you were applying for such a job.
It’s also crucial to understand that, if you’re applying for a job outside your home state, the disclosure will be governed by the rules of that state. In this situation, you need to carefully study the job application and provide a precise response to each question.
You would have to say yes even if the arrest did not eventually result in a DUI prosecution or conviction if the application asked if you have ever been arrested. If the application solely requests information on felony offenses, you are obviously exempt from disclosing a misdemeanor DUI.
Do you have to tell your current employer?
There are two things to think about when telling your present employer you had a DUI. First, is disclosure required under the terms of your employment? If so, you must admit your DUI or else you could be in breach of your contract. Even if the DUI alone is not cause for termination, breaking your contract may be. To find out if you must declare arrests, convictions, or both, carefully read the document.
Second, does your job involve any driving? In that case, your employer must be aware of your DUI conviction. Allowing an employee with a DUI to operate a vehicle could expose the employer to legal action in the event of an accident. If neither of these circumstances apply to you, you are not required to disclose a DUI to your employer.
Defending a DUI case
Wouldn’t it be better not to get convicted in the first place, given the possibility that a DUI conviction could restrict your employment opportunities in the present and the future? Dan E. Chambers, a DUI defense lawyer, can be of assistance. Dan thoroughly comprehends all the nuances of the law as well as the flaws in DUI breathalyzer technology and field sobriety testing due to his extensive experience in this area of law.
If you call Dan within 10 days after your DUI, he can also help with the administrative part of the case, which is handled by the DMV. For a free introductory appointment with Chambers Law Firm, call 714-760-4088 right away.