A DUI Conviction can take on toll on getting a job

by Aaron Black • November 11, 2016
Denied emplymentIf you have been charged with a DUI in Phoenix it is in your best interest to hire an experienced DUI Lawyer to help you fight the DUI charges against you. The penalties alone for a DUI in Phoenix are some of the harshest in the country and finding a job after a DUI conviction can carry a pretty hefty price as well.

With the possibility of background checks, answering questions about criminal convictions let alone the embarrassment of poor decision that led to the DUI you may not be able to work in any longer in your chosen field such as a job that requires a CDL (Chauffer’s Drivers License.) In addition, if you apply for a job that involves traveling outside of the United States a felony conviction on your record will only make the possibility of getting that job far more difficult.

A DUI conviction in Phoenix carries mandatory jail, mandatory fines, license suspension, and the ignition interlock device. Depending on the blood alcohol concentration and history, jail can range from 1 day to 6 months for misdemeanors and up to 15 years for a felony. With all that being said trying to get a job after a conviction will also limit your opportunities and in some cases for the remainder of your working career.

Hiring a Phoenix DUI Lawyer

When choosing a DUI Defense Lawyer do your homework by checking on their qualifications. For example, are they listed in the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, are they rated by Martindale-Hubbell and of course are they listed on AVVO? I also encourage you to ask for recommendations from people that you trust, search online and interview several attorneys before making a decision.

When life-altering situations such as a DUI conviction occur please remember that they can affect your life far beyond fines and jail time. With that being said before you begin drinking please make arrangements to get home by making plans to hail a taxi, rent a limousine with friends, let Uber shuffle you around or simply designate a driver so that you may avoid a DUI.

If of course, you don’t heed the warning, I strongly recommend that you contact an experienced Phoenix DUI Attorney to represent you. Not every attorney understands the complexities of DUI defense law so I again encourage you to check their qualifications thoroughly before asking them to represent you.

Have questions about the DUI laws in Phoenix? Click here to contact me or call 480-729-1683 for a free consultation.


About the Author

Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
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