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A DUI mark on your record can endanger your career plans

Many students have an idea of the career they would like to pursue before they even become freshmen at Michigan State. You may be a member of that group.

College prepares you for your chosen career. However, it can also be the origination point for problems such as an arrest for driving under the influence that could seriously derail the life you planned for yourself.

Job problems

Perhaps you have a part-time job that helps with some of your college expenses. If your job involves driving, you may be out of work if your employer finds you have DUI on your record, even if this is a first offense and you had a clean driving record before your conviction.

Background checks

Getting another job may also be a problem for you, not just now, but in the future, as well. It is quite common nowadays for companies to perform background checks on job applicants. Your DUI will show up and, depending on the type of work you applied for, the recruiter may reject you as a risk for alcohol. In fact, a DUI mark could disqualify you for certain jobs in fields such as medicine or law that require state certification or licensing.

Insurance issues

Your driver’s license will likely be suspended because of your DUI. To get it back, you will have to show proof that you have auto insurance. There are obstacles, however, the first being that your DUI classifies you as a high-risk driver. The company with which you have your current auto insurance policy might either cancel your coverage or provide you with a new policy at a much higher rate.

There are many DUI defenses, and if one of them is applicable to your case, you may be able to get your charges dropped so that your future is no longer in jeopardy.

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