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Oklahoma DUI and Job Loss

A DUI conviction carries a stigma that can affect not just your personal life, but your professional life as well. Depending on your place of employment, being convicted of drunk driving may be grounds for termination. And in jobs that require your ability to drive, a DUI could mean the end of your career.

How DUI Can Impact Your Job

There are the obvious ways in which a DUI can impact your job. For example, certain professional certifications can be revoked if the issuing agency learns of your conviction. Or, if you work in a government-related position requiring a security clearance, you could lose that access.

There are also indirect factors that could affect your employment. Immediately after your arrest, your license is at risk of suspension. If you fail to appeal your license suspension in time, and your driving privileges are revoked, that could make getting to work difficult—especially if you do not live near public transportation or have access to other means of transportation.

A DUI sentence can also take a lot of time away from your job. If you are ordered to perform community service or spend time in jail, you may have to call out of work. After enough time away from your job, your employment could be in jeopardy.

Fight Your DUI to Save Your Career

Many people fail to consider the impact a DUI can have on their employment before pleading guilty to their charges. The legal team at the Edge Law Firm invites you to ask questions before making any important decisions about your case.

We’re ready to help. Complete our case evaluation form now or call our office at (877) DUI-EDGE or (918) 582-6333 to request a no-cost, no-obligation review of your case today.

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