Unfortunately, a DUI conviction can put your career in jeopardy depending on what you do for a living. For those such as doctors, nurses, bus drivers, taxi drivers, pilots, teachers, etc., a DUI could mean the suspension of your professional license or being fired from your job. Learn more in this section.


Facing a DUI can have a significant impact not only on your freedom and your personal life, but on your professional life and employment situation as well. Depending on your situation, a DUI charge or conviction can result in the loss of your job. On this page, you can learn more about some careers that a DUI might impact and situations where your job may be in jeopardy as a result of a Connecticut DUI.

Current Employment Issues

There are a few situations in which a DUI can have a negative impact on your job. First, this might be case if you have a professional license that could be impacted by a criminal conviction. If you are a pilot, teacher, doctor, nurse, etc., you need a professional license in order to practice. The rules for obtaining and keeping these licenses are strict. For many professional licenses, a criminal charge or conviction will result in the suspension or revocation of the license by a professional board. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to protect your professional license. Contact us and we can put you in touch with a professional license lawyer who can help.

Another situation where your job could be in jeopardy due to a DUI is if your driver’s license is suspended by the DMV. If you can’t drive, you won’t be able to get to or from work. What’s more, if you drive for your job, for example, if you are a taxi driver or a bus driver, the suspension of your license will mean that you can’t do your job. All kinds of driving-related jobs might be affected, whether you are a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, or you drive a regular car as part of your job.

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Avoiding a driver’s license suspension altogether is the best way to keep your job in this situation. Contact our team to learn more about fighting your license suspension at a per se hearing. In some cases, a work permit may assist you in getting to or from your job and therefore keeping it. We are happy to help you obtain a work permit as well.

Finally, you could face an issue if you get a DUI due to your individual employment contract. Some employers require that you inform them of a criminal charge or conviction that you get while you are employed. If your contract states that you need to tell your boss about a criminal charge, you should do so. Again, this could have repercussions for your job. Contact us and we can determine the best course of action and the best way for you to inform your employers of your situation.

Future Employment

Future jobs may also be in jeopardy if you face a DUI conviction. The military may not let you in if you apply with a criminal conviction. It may also be difficult to obtain a professional license in the future if you are convicted of a crime. Avoiding a conviction can avoid these issues.

Getting Help

As you can see, getting a DUI can impact your life in many different ways. If you are worried about your job, we need to fight to avoid a conviction and to avoid a driver’s license suspension. For more information on how to do this, contact us. We can set up a free consultation and review your situation. We will fight not only for your freedom, but for your employment as well.

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