Conviction Checkbox on an ApplicationEmployers and college administrations are allowed to ask if you have ever been convicted of a crime on their applications, and they can run criminal background checks before hiring or admitting you. Under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) criminal convictions (including DUIs) may be reported indefinitely, potentially affecting your ability to earn a living or continue your education after a DUI.

A DUI Conviction Could Affect Your Job Prospects or College Education

In most cases, you must only disclose to potential employers or colleges whether you were convicted of a crime. This is why it is vital to involve an experienced Cincinnati DUI lawyer who will fight to have the charges against you dropped, or secure "not guilty" verdict. In Ohio, DUI/OVI's cannot be expunged. As such, it is imperative to contact an experienced and skilled DUI/OVI lawyer.

The impact a DUI conviction may have on your future will depend on:

  • The policies of the school/employer. Highly-competitive academic institutions (such as law or medical schools) may simply reject an applicant because of a DUI, while employers that are willing to consider an applicant with a DUI record may still give preference to applicants with no criminal record.
  • The severity of the incident. Universities and employers may consider all of the details surrounding your DUI record, such as whether you had an extremely high blood alcohol concentration, if the incident caused injury or death, or if you have been convicted of multiple DUIs.
  • The nature of the job. Many government jobs require a background check, especially those that require security clearance. State laws may require background checks for certain types of jobs, such as employees who work with children or the elderly.

Call Us Today to Discuss Your Case With a Proven DUI Attorney

A DUI charge can put your entire life on the line. Our legal team has helped countless individuals who have been charged with all types of OVI and DUI offenses. Call The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams at (513) 929-9333 today for your free case evaluation.


Steven R. Adams
Steven R. Adams was a criminal defense lawyer dedicated to DUI, OVI, and criminal defense in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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