Most people know operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated is both dangerous and illegal. A DUI conviction can lead to serious legal consequences such as the suspension of your driver’s license, fines, alcohol education and treatment and jail time. But, the consequences of a DUI conviction go beyond these.
A drunk driving conviction can also impact other aspects of your life, including your career. Here is what you need to know about a New Jersey DUI conviction and your career:
DUI conviction and your current job
Chances are you rely on your car to drive to work and run other errands. Losing your driving privileges following a DUI conviction can make it difficult for you to travel, especially if you do not have access to public transportation.
These days, pretty much every profession has a licensing body. Most often, a DUI conviction will result in the suspension or the revocation of your practice license. If this happens, you will have to stay out of work during the period of your license’s suspension. And if your professional license is revoked, then you may have to give up a career that you have invested so much time and resources building.
A DUI conviction and your career prospects
Sometimes, a drunk driving conviction can kill your career before it can even start. Most universities and colleges will deny you admission if you have a conviction on your record. And if you are already a student, a DUI conviction can result in your suspension or expulsion from the institution.
Most employers run background checks on potential employees during the recruitment process. A conviction on your record may cost you an opportunity to land your dream job.
There is so much in the line when charged with DUI. Understanding your defense options can help you safeguard your rights and defend yourself when charged with drunk driving.