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How Can a DUI Affect My Career?

DUIs are incredibly damaging. For many, they can impact various aspects of their lives, one of them being their careers. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Red Bluff criminal lawyer to learn more about DUI charges in California and how they may affect your career upon conviction.

How a DUI Can Affect Your Career

There are many ways in which a DUI conviction can impact your career. Some of those are as follows:

  • It can prevent you from getting certain jobs. In many cases, DUIs are classified as felony charges. Oftentimes, when applying for a job, you will have to check “yes” or “no” as to whether you’ve ever been convicted of a crime. After receiving a DUI, you will most likely have to check “yes,” which, rather obviously, can significantly impact your chances of getting the job.
  • You may find yourself unable to commute to work. Unfortunately, one of the consequences of DUIs, aside from high fines and potential jail time, is the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. This can impact both your social and professional life, as a license suspension can significantly hinder one’s ability to get from place to place.
  • Commercial drivers can lose their livelihood. If you drive a commercial vehicle, such as an 18-wheeler, there is a very good chance that a DUI will affect both your standard driver’s license and your commercial driver’s license. In most cases, a second DUI with a CDL will permanently bar the individual from all commercial driving.

Unfortunately, having a DUI on your record can impact many facets of your life, including your career, which is why if you are currently facing such charges, the most important thing you can do is reach out to an experienced Red Bluff criminal lawyer who can fight your charges at every turn. Our firm understands how overwhelming the criminal justice system can be, which is why you should never have to face it alone. For any further questions or if you would like to get started, simply give us a call today. We are on your side.


Here at Cohen Criminal Law, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Our mission is to defend your rights, and we are committed to that mission. We will be your number one advocate through every step of the process. Attorney Cohen has fought on behalf of those charged with crimes for over 30 years, and he is ready to fight for you, too. Contact Cohen Criminal Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.