Another common criminal offense that can cause you to lose your job is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Not only could a DUI conviction result in incarceration, it’s difficult to hold onto a job without the ability to drive. Consider the following dire DUI consequences:
- Suspension of License – You’ll have to find another way to get to work unless the court grants you an exemption that allows you to drive to and from work. This won’t work if your duties and responsibilities require you to drive.
- Mandatory Termination – Many employers allow for mandatory termination in the event of a criminal conviction.
- Insurance Coverage – An employer’s insurance policy may not provide coverage for an employee that has been convicted of a DUI.
Even if the court allows a child abuse or DUI offender to avoid time in jail, the defendant’s employer may be notified of the DUI conviction. If you’re employed, a criminal arrest is cause for concern. A criminal defendant should take immediate action to have the charges dismissed or obtain an acquittal.