If you are convicted of DUI in Colorado, it will likely impact your life in many ways. One way is by making it more challenging to get a job.
Some employers will not hire someone who has a DUI conviction on their record. Even if they do hire you, you must disclose your conviction to your employer, which may limit your job options and opportunities. It can also cause you to be passed over for a position you would easily qualify for without this conviction.
In some situations, a DUI conviction can cause you to lose your current job. For example, if you have a job where you drive, a DUI can make you ineligible to keep working in that position.
If you have been convicted of a DUI in Colorado, it is important to understand the implications of the conviction better and to be honest about the situation with current and potential employers.
If you are facing DUI charges, contact the Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani. We can help defend your case and protect your employment options.
The answer to this question is – it depends. Some employers will want this information, but it often depends on what position you are applying for. For example, disclosing the information is important if the job requires a clean driving record. However, there are other positions where the conviction may not directly impact your performance or ability to work.
Regardless of if the position requires driving, if an employer asks if you have prior convictions, disclosing a DUI is necessary.
No law in Colorado requires an employee to disclose their driving record to their employer. While this is true, some employers may request this information as a condition of their employment.
If you do not know if your employer requires this information, you should ask someone in the human resources department.
There is a significant difference in accusations and convictions.
Convictions occur if someone is found guilty of a crime in court. An accusation occurs if someone has been accused of a crime but not proven guilty (yet).
Sometimes, the terms are confused and used interchangeably. However, these are different.
A conviction is based on testimony and evidence presented in court. A judge or jury will determine if someone is guilty or not. On the other hand, accusations are based on hearsay or suspicion and have not been proven in court. In some situations, accusations are made without evidence to back them up.
In the state of Colorado, a DUI conviction is not always automatically eligible for expungement. However, there are some circumstances when DUI convictions can be expunged. One way is if the DUI occurred over seven years ago, and the person has not been convicted of other crimes in that period. In this case, expungement may be possible.
Also, if someone convicted of DUI completes a treatment program successfully and demonstrates good behavior, the court is more likely to issue an expungement.
If you are facing DUI charges, it is smart to hire an attorney to help with your situation. DUIs are serious offenses, and you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to help you navigate through the legal system.
At the Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani, you will have an attorney who can help you understand the charges against you and help you develop a strong defense strategy. Our team will negotiate with the prosecution for you and provide representation in court. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.