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Could a DUI Conviction Affect Employment Opportunities?

Could a DUI Conviction Affect Employment Opportunities?

The majority of people who are arrested for DUI in Oakland do not believe that they need a DUI attorney to represent them. Why? Because most people believe that there is little they can do to fight these charges – especially if their BAC results were conclusive. Sadly, this is far from the truth – and not fighting DUI charges could have long-lasting consequences, especially on employment opportunities.

A DUI conviction can adversely affect your employment opportunities in a number of ways. If you are a commercial truck driver, a professional, or even a sports star, a DUI conviction could cost you your job. Professionals have often lost their licenses after a DUI and many budding football stars have been released from teams because of DUI convictions. Commercial truck drivers are held to a very strict standard for DUI and one commercial DUI could result in termination and the loss of their commercial driver's license.

Even if you are not a professional or a commercial truck driver, a DUI conviction can affect your ability to get to and from work and conduct business. License suspension can cause serious challenges for workers who rely on their cars to get to and from work. An Oakland DUI attorney can work to get your license re-instated or even petition the courts for a DUI hardship license or restricted license. This license allows you to drive to and from court-approved activities, such as work, doctor's appointments, or school classes.

Contact Oakland DUI Defense Lawyers

If you receive a DUI, it is imperative that you discuss your case with an experienced Oakland DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible. Call the Oakland Criminal Defense Lawyers at the Law Offices of Nabiel C. Ahmed today. You can stay out of jail and even get your license back with the right lawyer on your side. Call today at (510) 907-6600 or fill out our confidential contact form for more information.