After being arrested for DUI, many people worry about the effect this will
have on their freedom, their driving privileges, and their bank account.
What they fail to realize, however, is that a DUI arrest or conviction
can also have a major impact on their career. In this blog our Miami DUI
lawyers look at five ways a DUI can impact your job.
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1. It Can Make You Late For Work
While there are many serious potential penalties of a DUI conviction, the
driver’s license suspension is typically the most inconvenient.
As a first time offender in Florida, your license will be suspended for
at least six months. During this time, you may find it difficult to get
timely transportation to and from work, which can certainly impact your
2. It Could Tarnish Your Company’s Reputation
If you are employed in a representative role, you are in many ways the
face of your company. If convicted of DUI, your employer may decide that
your conviction could potentially harm the image of the company, and may
terminate you or demote you as a result.
3. You Could Lose Your Professional License
While commercial drivers are well aware that a DUI conviction could cost
them their livelihood, many other professionals are also at risk. Nurses,
doctors, and real estate agents may all see their professional licenses
suspended or revoked if convicted of a DUI, especially if the offense
was a felony.
4. It Could Hurt Your Professional Image
Even if your DUI doesn’t affect your company’s reputation,
it could still hurt your reputation both at work and in the community.
There is the potential that some of your coworkers won’t treat you
with the same respect as before, and you may find it difficult to further
5. You Could Be Fired
Of course, any of the four scenarios listed above could lead to a termination
of your employment. If you lose a professional license, a DUI conviction
could also keep you from pursuing other employment in your same field
or capacity. For these reasons, and quite a few more, it is absolutely
crucial to retain a skilled Miami DUI defense attorney if you are facing charges.
At Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, our experienced trial lawyers focus
their practice on DUI and related cases. When you retain our firm, you
will benefit from more than 50 years of collective experience with DUI
law, and will receive tough representation from a firm widely recognized
for our high standard of counsel.
Call us today at (305) 290-1884 to learn how we can help.