Driving under the influence has far-reaching consequences for you and potentially for others around you. If you get into an accident, you face the risk of seriously injuring yourself or others. You will also likely wind up with an arrest record that can haunt you for years.
If you are arrested for driving under the influence while you are using your company’s vehicle, the consequences are compounded. You are almost certain to lose your job, which will cause you financial difficulties now and long into the future. Being fired from a job can make it difficult for you to get other jobs going forward.
DUI and Your Employment
There are several reasons why you are likely to be fired from your job if you are arrested for driving under the influence while using the company vehicle. One is that you are showing reckless behavior and taking risks with company property. You are not showing good judgment, and many employers would fire you the same as they would if you showed up at work drunk.
Another reason you are likely to get fired is that employers are not able to keep you on their insurance if you are charged with a DUI. If you are required to drive for your work, that precludes your ability to do the job for which you were hired.
Clearing Your Record
If you are fired because your employer is no longer able to insure you because of the DUI, you may be able to save your job by clearing your arrest record. (Of course, you’ll have to have an employer who is also willing to give you a second chance after your lapse in judgment.)
A Chandler DUI attorney may be able to help you get the charges dropped and to clear your record. In some cases, a DUI attorney may be able to help you avoid a conviction after arrest. In other cases, the attorney may be able to have your record expunged entirely, including your arrest. The possibilities depend on the details of your case and what kind of expertise the attorney has.
Working with a DUI Attorney
There are many other benefits to working with a DUI attorney outside of how the case may impact your employment. The right DUI lawyer in Chandler may be able to help you get your sentence reduced, which can help you avoid long jail terms or high fines. You may be able to perform community service or get probation instead of serving time. All of these scenarios can help you get the fresh start you need more quickly.
* This blog is written by a third party and nothing in this blog should be taken to constitute professional advice or a formal recommendation and we exclude all representations, warranties, legal liability or responsibility relating to its content. The information in this blog is for general information purposes only.
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Law Firm of Jason R. Smith – Jason R. Smith
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Chandler, AZ 85224