Ironically, a law enforcement officer pulls you over on suspicion of drunk driving the night you celebrate achieving the next step in your career.
You are afraid that if a conviction for driving under the influence appears on your record it may cause you to lose your dream job. The DUI charge is your first offense. What can you expect to happen?
As a first-time offender, you face significant fines and the possibility of jail time. Furthermore, the DMV will suspend your driving privileges from 45 days to as much as one year. Once your suspension has ended, the court may require you to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle.
The mark on your record
You have reason to worry about a DUI conviction on your record. Employers routinely run background checks on job applicants or prospective employees. You could lose your dream job before you even start because of that DUI mark. It is a matter of trustworthiness; your employer may worry that you have a drinking problem. A similar issue may arise if you try to rent an apartment or take out a bank loan. A DUI conviction will follow you and the negative consequences could continue for years.
Help is at hand
Do not accept a DUI charge without a fight. Administrative errors can occur. The calibration might be off on the machine used for your breath test. An advocate will investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest in order to build a defense strategy. Your future is at stake, including that upcoming career move, and you have a right to expect the best outcome possible for your case.