Many people worry that a DUI charge might show up on a criminal background check. This is a legitimate concern because background checks are an important step in the hiring process for most companies. Employers use them to vet potential candidates for criminal history and can make or break any job application. According to some studies, nearly 96% of all employers conduct an initial background check during the interview process.
Unfortunately, a DUI conviction cannot be expunged from your public record in Florida. However, DUI arrests may be expunged or sealed under certain circumstances. Anyone conducting background checks can see a DUI arrest if you don’t get the record expunged, even if the case was dismissed or the charges were reduced to reckless driving. According to the State of Florida, DUI records follow you for 75 years if they aren’t expunged.
If you have been arrested for a DUI, contact The Ticket Lawyers today. Our team of qualified criminal defense attorneys has the experience to get your charges reduced or dropped altogether. We can help you get your arrest record expunged if your charges were dismissed. Don’t give up yet.
We offer a free consultation for all potential clients. Our lines are open 24/7, and our law firm’s representatives are waiting for your call.
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Will a DUI Show up on a Background Check if It Is Dismissed?
A DUI arrest will still show up on background checks, even if the charges were dismissed. However, background checks will not find an arrest record if you can get it expunged by a judge. You can apply for an expungement under certain circumstances. If your DUI charge resulted in a conviction, you would not be able to apply.
An arrest still looks better than a conviction. Contact The Ticket Lawyers to see if we can get your charges dropped or reduced. A drunk driving conviction follows you around for life, so it’s important to avoid one at all costs.
How Can I Have a DUI Arrest Expunged?
Florida Statute 943.0585 states any arrest record can be expunged if charges were dismissed or indictment was not reached. If your charges have been dismissed, you can apply to have your arrest record expunged.
The application for expungement can be found on the Department of Florida Law Enforcement’s website. It must be notarized, and you will need a signed and certified form of disposition from the relevant court authority or law enforcement body that processed your arrest. If the DLE approves your application, they will give you a certificate stating your expungement eligibility.
Next, you will need to make a formal request with the court district in which your DUI case was filed. A court clerk can supply you with the proper paperwork to make this request. Certain sections of this paperwork must also be notarized, and you must provide your DLE certification.
All your documents must be filed with the court clerk and State’s Attorney’s Office. You will be called for a hearing in which you will argue your case for expungement. The judge can grant or deny your request at their discretion.
It is important to quickly consult a criminal defense attorney if you have been arrested for a DUI. The quicker you can get your charges dropped or reduced, the quicker you can have the arrest record expunged. An arrest will not show up on a criminal background check if the record has been expunged. This is not possible if you have been convicted.
How Can I Have a DUI Dismissed?
A good attorney may be able to get your DUI charges dropped or reduced to reckless driving. This is done by arguing against the validity of the evidence presented against you. Your arrest and processing, field sobriety test results, chemical test results, and the arresting officer’s observations will all be examined by your attorney. If any discrepancies or illegalities are found in the evidence, an attorney can argue for your case to be dismissed.
DUI arrests are commonplace in Florida. Arresting officers make mistakes all of the time. Your attorney can show that these mistakes qualify you for dismissal. Once your charges are dismissed, you can apply for expungement, protecting you from any future background checks you may be subject to.
Contact The Ticket Lawyers to find out what we can do for your DUI. Each arrest is unique and requires the keen eye of an experienced attorney to sort through all the paperwork. We can get your charges dropped and get that pesky arrest expunged from your criminal record. Don’t let a DUI conviction affect your job opportunities. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.
Can I Still Be Hired if I Have a DUI Arrest on My Record?
A DUI arrest will show up on a background check if you fail to get it expunged. Employers would have access to an arrest record even if you were not convicted. Your chances of getting hired can be affected dramatically if a background check shows a criminal record.
Certain professions take DUI arrests more seriously than others. Public service and volunteer organizations, school districts, and other child caretaker positions will examine the circumstances of your arrest very closely. If a background check shows that it is your first DUI arrest, you may still be hired if you are lucky.
This is much harder for second, third, or fourth arrests. Your criminal record is taken very seriously by most employers, and repeat offenders are often denied the position they apply for.
Hire a qualified attorney to see if you can get a criminal record expunged or sealed. Don’t wait for a background check to make things more difficult for you. Contact The Ticket Lawyers today to find out how we can help.
Contact The Ticket Lawyers DUI Attorneys Today
Have you been charged with a DUI? Are you worried that it might show up in a job interview and hurt your chances of being hired?
A DUI arrest or conviction will follow you for life if you’re not careful.
Contact The Ticket Lawyers today to find out how we can get your DUI charges dismissed and your background checks looking spotless. Even if your arrest happened years ago, you might still be able to get the record of your court case expunged if the charges were dropped.
Schedule your free consultation with a qualified DUI attorney now. Our lines are open 24/7.
Call The Ticket Lawyers at (855)-323-8488.
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