You already know that a Colorado DUI conviction can result in serious criminal penalties. However, there are also effects on your professional life and ability to get or keep a job.
Having a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can significantly reduce your job opportunities. You could be barred from certain professions such as those that involve driving. If you already have a job that requires you to drive at all, you might be let go. If you want to enter the military, a DUI conviction can hinder your chances as well.
If you’re looking for a new job, chances are that at least some employers require applicants to undergo a background check. Many companies require this as part of their screening process to determine that new hires don’t have a criminal record. Some employers might have a problem with a DUI conviction and put you toward the bottom of their prospective new hires.
Having a DUI conviction can cause people, including employers, to have a negative perception of you. If you are seen as having a serious alcohol use disorder, it could cause an employer to believe you are a poor risk and would cost the company a lot of money. This could be due to poor performance issues or having to enter rehab for alcohol addiction.
Suspended driver’s license
With a DUI conviction, it’s common for your license to be suspended. If you need to drive to get to work, this could seriously impact your job. If you don’t have the option of working remotely, you might be let go.
If you have been arrested for DUI and know that you are innocent, you have the right to clear your name. Protecting your rights should be your biggest priority.