If you are trying to find a job after a drunk driving conviction, you might
be surprised to find out that many of the employers you apply to will
investigate your driving history. Depending on the job you’re applying
to, and the employer’s preferences, you may lose an opportunity
due to your driving record. Keep reading for more information regarding
how you can clear your record after a DUI from our
Ventura DUI attorney.
Why Your Record Matters to Employers
A DUI conviction gives you a criminal record. Each time you apply to a
new company, they will likely run a background check on you to find out
who you are and whether or not you have a criminal history. That background
check includes information like your address history, current and previous
arrests and warrants, any liens history of property ownership and your
marriage and divorces.
In California, private employers have the ability to deny you employment
due to your criminal history. They also have the right to fire you. For
example, if you currently hold a position that requires you to drive a
company car or truck and you are convicted of a DUI, you could lose your
job. If you are up for a position, consider being upfront about your criminal
record before they conduct the background check. If your prospective employer
is surprised by the criminal record found in the background check, they
may not even call you back. If you are upfront from the start, you can
express your remorse for your crime as well as detail how you learned
from your mistakes.
Clearing Your Record
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your DUI conviction, you may
be able to get your record expunged. Consult with a
Ventura DUI attorney from
The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers for more information on how.
Call today to schedule your
free initial consultation.