DUI Job Loss Georgia

DUI Job Loss Georgia
One of the unexpected consequences of a driving under the influence charge is, for many people, job loss. A DUI conviction on your criminal record may affect not only your current job but any future employment as well. And if you have a job that requires a license such as driving a commercial vehicle or a taxi cab, you could face an immediate risk to your livelihood.

A DUI job loss in Georgia can come about in many ways. For example, if you are arrested for drunk driving and cannot afford the bail bond necessary to get out of jail, you could face problems at work because of your absence.

After an arrest, you have 10 days to request a hearing to contest your license suspension hearing with the Department of Driver Services (DDS). If you miss this deadline—even by one day—your license will be automatically suspended on the 31st day after your arrest.  If you live in a part of Georgia without adequate public transportation, you may find yourself relying on rides to get into work. Missing work or showing up late because you can’t drive can affect your job.

One of the penalties for a conviction is community service. Because you must complete this part of your sentence within a certain timeframe, you may have to take time off to perform your community service.

If you do get fired from your job, you could face difficulties applying for a new one. Many employers run a background check before extending an employment offer. Having a criminal record may affect your eligibility for certain positions.

Our law firm has helped countless clients successfully fight their DUI charges in order to avoid job loss. Our attorneys can also handle your administrative license suspension so you can keep your license and continue driving to work. In fact, we provide the license appeal service at no cost to our clients. Our fees are affordable and we accept all major credit cards.

Don’t let a drunk driving charge affect your job. Submit your case details or call our 24-hour phone number today for a FREE drunk-driving case evaluation and a FREE copy of The DUI Book. Also, act quickly to contest your license suspension—we offer our clients a FREE license appeal letter.

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