You’ve worked hard to get where you are in your company. You started in an entry-level position, and now you’re a general manager. You don’t want to lose your position, but you’re worried that the arrest you just went through, and the pending DUI charges, may put an end to your career.
It’s important for you to talk to your attorney right away if you’re facing a DUI and have a career that could be impacted by it. They will help you go through your case and build a defense. They will also work to protect your reputation, so you can minimize the impact of the charges. They’ll work to lower the charges or have them dropped. They can even assist you in looking at your employment contract, so you will have an idea of if your job is truly at risk.
Depending on what kind of job you have, it’s a very real reality that you could lose it if you’re convicted of driving drunk. Some employers have termination clauses for people convicted of specific types of crimes. Others may have to let you go because of the additional risk and liability you pose to the company. In some cases, a DUI could also threaten your professional license or driver’s license, so you can no longer work.
If you’re facing DUI charges, remember that you do have a right to defend yourself. Your attorney will look into the arrest and other factors of your case to determine the possible defenses that you can use.