If you are looking for a job, a DUI will not help your situation. Getting a DUI might not seem like a big deal at the time, but it is a criminal offense. You can get prosecuted for driving while intoxicated, and this can affect whether or not you get a job in the future. It can also affect the kind of job that you get. You may have difficulty obtaining a job in a nursing home or a child care center or a job that requires working with disabled individuals.
Almost any job that involves driving will also be difficult to obtain. Companies that hire people who drive, especially company cars, usually won’t take a risk with someone who has been convicted of driving while intoxicated. Insurance rates would increase if the company’s carrier knew of you working for the employer, and many companies may not want to deal with the time off that you might need for future court cases or drug classes that you might be required to take as part of a sentence. A DUI can also affect the method of transportation used in getting to a job if you do find one. If you lose your license, you won’t be able to drive your own car. You will need to rely on friends, family, and public transportation to get you back and forth from work to home. Unless you make a schedule of the times you need transportation, then there could be emergencies with the person who is supposed to take you or the person could get tired of being your taxi service. If this causes you to miss work or be late, then you could lose the job you worked hard at finding. Other jobs that require routine drug tests might pose a hindrance if you don’t stop drinking. These could be jobs that involve operating a forklift or heavy machinery in a factory.
If you have received a DUI, then it is best to contact an attorney who can help you keep your license while doing community service or another form of punishment that won’t involve you losing your license. A lawyer may be able to evaluate your case and tell you how long you might have to live without your license if you face the worst-case scenario.