After being arrested for a DUI you’re going to have a lot of concerns. After you released from jail, you’re going to have to get your car out of the impound. Then, you need to figure out what’s going on with your driver’s license. And finally, you have to figure out when your court date is. Though it might not seem like it at the time all of these issues could affect your job. More than likely, at some point you’re going to ask yourself, “how is this DUI arrest going to affect my job?”
The answer is, if you don’t get the right Tulsa DUI attorney to help you with your DUI arrest, your DUI arrest will very likely negatively affect your job. Your DUI arrest’s affect on your driver’s license, background checks, jail time, and potential travel restrictions, could all cause you to lose your job.
Your Driver’s License and Your Job
We all know that in Oklahoma it’s really hard to get anywhere if you can’t drive. So the issues that a DUI poses to your driver’s license, are actually potential issues for your employment. After all, if you can drive to work, you likely end up without a job.
And this doesn’t even consider the jobs that actually require a valid driver’s license to be employed. Many jobs in Tulsa Oklahoma require a driver’s license as a condition of employment. This means that if your driver’s license is restricted or revoked, your employer can terminate you. Many jobs have this requirement even if you don’t drive an employer’s vehicle.
But what if you drive employer’s vehicle in the course of your employment? A DUI arrest for a person who drives their employer’s vehicle is even more complicated. You see, if you wind up with a breathalyzer in your car (i.e. a modified license), you could be required to also have a breathalyzer installed in your employer’s vehicle. Your employer will also likely see their company’s car insurance rates increase when the DUI hits your driving record. This is why it’s really important that we work fast to protect your driving record from your DUI arrest. Remember, we only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to protect your driver’s license.
Background Checks After a DUI
Many jobs today require background checks for anybody who is hired. Some jobs even conduct background checks on a regular basis on employees who have already been hired and passed previous background checks. Even if your DUI arrest doesn’t harm your current employment, there is a good chance that when you go to get another job your DUI arrest could cause you trouble.
Jobs in oil and gas, education, banking, accounting, the medical field, and many more all perform background checks now. If you currently work in one of these fields or plan on getting a job in one of these fields, and DUI could greatly hamper your efforts.
This is why it’s crucial that we do everything possible to protect you from having a DUI on your record. A lot of attorney’s out there will help to plan for your future. They only live in the moment and are nowhere to be found years later when you realize that their shoddy work is keeping you from getting a new job.
When you were arrested for DUI you likely spent the night in jail before he could bail out. Hopefully you did miss any work. Because we all know that unexcused absences and causes to lose our job. But what if you had to tell your boss you needed time off to serve jail time? Chances are your boss would tell you not to come back to work after you got out of jail.
Our goal (and we’re really good at it) is to make sure that you never go to jail again. In fact, more than 99% of our clients never see a jail cell again. This is important because not only will he not have to do with the emotional distress of going to jail, but you will have to worry about losing your job because you were in jail. Remember though, it takes a good Tulsa DUI attorney to make sure that you don’t in that going back to jail.
A DUI arrest can also cause trouble with any travel that you do for work. If you have a Global Entry Pass or travel to Canada or Mexico, you could find that you are not able to travel for work anymore. If travel as part of your job and you can no longer travel freely because of your DUI, you could find yourself unemployed very quickly.
It’s essential to make sure that you have a DUI attorney who knows how to avoid these pitfalls that could negatively affect your job. When most people get arrested for DUI they think about going back to jail and whether or not they’ll have a driver’s license. Most people don’t think about how DUI can affect their job. In fact, most lawyers don’t even think about how a DUI can affect their clients job. However, we look at every possible way that a DUI could affect you so that you don’t have any surprises later and can get back to your normal life as soon as possible.
Call my office and we can discuss your plans for the future and how best to protect them.
You probably have questions about your recent DUI arrest. We understand. Tulsa DUI Lawyer Robert Denton knows exactly what you should do and how you should do it to get your life back under control. As a former prosecutor, he knows the ins and outs of DUI cases. If you want to get your life back, give Robert Denton a call and hire the Tulsa DUI Attorney who can help you put your life back together.