How Losing a DUI Has Hidden Penalties
You may have heard of the usual DUI punishments: loss of license, probation, jail-time. But did you know that if you are convicted of a DUI you may be subject to other "hidden" penalties? Take the time to learn your rights before it's too late.
In the State of Georgia, if you are convicted of a DUI you can have trouble obtaining a job. Many employers will simply not hire you if they find out you have had a DUI conviction - and some employers look as far back as 10 years. They can find this information out easily just by running a background check. Others look back as far as your state's driver's history will report a record.
And let's say that you have a great job that you love. If you are convicted of a DUI, you could lose that great job. In fact, upon a pending DUI/DWI being reported to some employers, you will be either terminated or suspended from any company activities involving driving. Make sure to check your employee handbook to see what it says.
If you enjoy traveling to foreign countries you may not want to hear this. If you are convicted of a DUI you can be barred from traveling to other countries, including Canada. This is because some countries classify any conviction as an "offense".
These "hidden" penalties are just one of the many reasons why it is imperative to make sure you have a DUI attorney who is competent. Find a defense attorney with a proven track record of wins with cases similar to yours.
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