Aside from lengthy jail sentences and expensive fines, a
DUI/DWI conviction can Texas can have an adverse impact on your employment and
education opportunities. Whether you are applying for a new job or accredited
university, a DUI/DWI on your criminal record can negatively affect your
chances of accomplishing your goals.
To go into more detail, the following are common ways a DUI conviction
can affect your reputation:
DUI conviction and employment – Some employers will refuse or cannot hire individuals with a DUI
conviction because employees with DUI/DWI’s on their record are
considered a huge risk of hurting another person. This is especially true
for industries that require a person to operate machinery or a vehicle,
as well as professions that require a license.
DUI conviction and educational opportunities – When you apply for a college, you may be required to list any criminal
convictions or arrests on your application, such as DUI/DWI crimes. If
you have one DUI/DWI conviction, you may be admitted to a university upon
completion of a drug/alcohol program. Even after you have already been
admitted, some colleges may possess a policy that requires a student to
report any arrests to the administration. Failure to report a DUI/DWI
arrest can lead to a suspension.
DUI conviction and financial aid/scholarships –Requirements for private scholarships or financial aid programs
vary depending on the rules established by the organization in charge.
While some may only be affected by felony convictions, others may want
to know if you have been arrested or convicted of any offense, including
Fortunately, a DUI conviction can later be remedied through an expunction
or non-disclosure proceeding. At
The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C., I am prepared to protect your future.
If you have been convicted of a DUI,
contact my firm and request a
free consultation today.