Do I Have to Tell the Employer About DUI?If you have been arrested in Florida for driving under the influence (DUI) and facing charges under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes, you may have a lot of questions, especially if this is the first time you have received a DUI charge.
No law currently in Florida requires you to tell your employer about your DUI arrest. But keep in mind that you may have to tell your employer and disclose the fact that you have been arrested for a DUI depending on the conditions of your arrest. You should tell your employer of your DUI charge if:
If you are worried about whether you need to report arrests or tell your employer about your DUI charge, consult with a skilled criminal defense lawyer at The Ticket Lawyers today. Our law firm, based in Florida, has over 75 years of combined experience in Florida DUI law, and we can help you retain your employment.
Call us now for a free consultation to receive some legal advice from one of our defense lawyers at (855)-323-8488.
Florida is an at-will employment state. This means that an employer may terminate an employee at any time, with the exception of discrimination. For example, it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee from their work based on their race, religion, disability, pregnancy, etc.
However, it is within the law for an employer to fire an employee who has reported their DUI arrest or DUI charge.
If you tell and report arrests to your employer, it will depend on several factors to whether your employer will choose to fire you from your work for your DUI arrest. These factors include:
Often, employers will act outside of the law when it comes to employment. If you think you have unlawfully received a DUI arrest or your employer has acted unlawfully, contact The Ticket Lawyers today. One of our Florida defense lawyers will be able to give you some legal advice about your DUI arrest and ensure that your employer doesn’t act unlawfully if you lose your work. Contact us today if you think you have a case.
DUI in Florida is a criminal offense. If you receive an arrest or charge for DUI, it will likely go on your criminal record. This means that your DUI arrest and conviction will be public information as criminal records can easily be accessed in Florida.
This can mean that any employer will be able to find out about your DUI arrest if they perform a background check on you. Your arrest can prevent you from finding work and opportunities. If you drive for a living, you will likely lose your professional license temporarily, and this can have a severe impact on your livelihood.
Navigating DUI law in Florida can be difficult, you should speak to one of our criminal defense lawyers at The Ticket Lawyers about your case and arrest. Losing your license can greatly impact your life, and if you believe your license has been unlawfully taken from you because of an unfair DUI charge, we may be able to help.
If you have been able to get your DUI charges dismissed, it may be possible for you to get them expunged or sealed. This can be beneficial as it will stop your DUI arrest from appearing on background checks. Although it is important to note that this will not clear your criminal record, it simply prevents an employer from discovering your arrest if they perform a background check.
You will only be about to have your DUI charge sealed or expunged if you are not convicted. If you think you are eligible for your charge to expunged or sealed, contact The Ticket Lawyers. Our criminal defense lawyers will be able to look over your case to see how they can help you. Getting your charge expunged or sealed is not an easy process but is worthwhile as it can drastically increase your job opportunities and prospects.
Background checks are usually a vital tool for the hiring process. Most companies will want to perform a background check on potential employees as they want to know who they will be hiring. Companies tend to avoid hiring someone with a criminal record, regardless of whether their case has not been resolved or has been dismissed.
However, this practice in itself is illegal, except when the job that the applicant is being considered for is directly related to what the applicant was charged for. For example, a trucking company can deny an applicant with multiple DUI convictions on their criminal record.
If you or someone you know has been denied the position of a job after a background check has been performed and your charges have been dismissed, have not been resolved, or are not directly related to the position you were considered for, you will need the help of a defense attorney at The Ticket Lawyers. Employers often act unlawfully, and we can help you if you believe you have experienced this.
To have your DUI arrest expunged from your record, you must apply to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The expungement process is not easy. A defense lawyer at The Ticket Lawyers can help you through the process. The process will need:
Once you meet the eligibility, you will have to file certain documents to the court that has original jurisdiction over your case. The process is very complex, and we strongly recommend that you seek the help of a defense lawyer to help guide you through the process. If you incorrectly complete the process, you risk the opportunity of not having your DUI expunged.
Our DUI defense lawyers have a wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with DUI cases in Florida. We are aware of the illegal, discriminatory practices that some employers carry out, and we are fully prepared to face large companies and employers and challenge them for these practices.
Our defense lawyers may also be able to help you if you are aiming to get your arrest sealed or expunged from your record so that a dismissed charge does no longer have to haunt you in your efforts to secure employment.
We are committed to protecting the rights of our clients, and we will fight to clear your record of any blemishes.
For a free consultation, call us today at 855-323-8488.
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