How to get out of a Columbia MO DUI with the least impact on your future.
A DUI arrest in Columbia, MO can have a huge effect on many aspects of your life for years to follow. Here are some common situations people run into as they try to "get past" the DUI conviction and get on with their life.
Getting a job, especially after college
Find out how long a DUI conviction will stay on your record to help you plan your future job search efforts. The average person changes jobs every few years. As you look to apply for a new position at another company, your arrest and conviction record can become an issue.
Hiring businesses are only supposed to take arrest and criminal background information into consideration if it has a direct bearing on your ability to reliably perform the job. In reality, you may never know why you didn't get the call-back from the recruiting person.
The issue of how long a DUI stays on your record is especially important for a college students in Columbia, MO, because a DUI arrest that stays on your record for five years, will still be in effect as you graduate and look to find a job using your degree. You should design your career after college around this hurdle. Some people will stay in college.
Even if the DUI is removed from your record, many hiring questionnaires include questions like, "Have you ever been arrested for..." For people looking to get a new job, and for graduating college students, the months it takes to go from being arrested to being convicted can be used as time to go after that new job before you have to say you've been convicted. The way they ask that question is intended to reach through if the DUI conviction has been removed from you record, or is sealed because it happened when you were a minor.
Car Insurance Rates
Keep a clean record to help keep your car insurance rates down. Getting a DUI will have a severe affect on your car insurance rates for years, sometimes over ten years. Making a special effort to avoid other kinds of incidents and points against your driver's license is critical to avoiding further hikes, or being dropped by your insurance company.
Lowering the impact on your social network and protecting your privacy.
Don't post anything to Facebook about your arrest. Ask any friends privy to your situation to also avoid using your name or pictures in any online social website posts. Posts and status updates on Internet social sites should never be considered private. Anybody viewing your online profile can print that page or save it to their computer. Any text message can be saved or forwarded. The less electronic communication you have about your arrest and legal woes, the better. Don't even mention celebrating being found "not guilty". You want to avoid any mentions of your legal situation in your socials sites. Electronic traces of them can last, effectively, forever.
Whatever your legal challenge, we will listen to your concerns and answer your questions about likely outcomes and consequences. We deal with child custody in Columbia, MO. Contact Holder Susan Slusher, LLCtoday for a free consultation or case review. Bogdan Susan manages our criminal and injury area of the practice. While we are based in Columbia, MO across the street from the Boone County Court House, we help clients in several parts of Missouri.
The information on this web page does not provide legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you believe you need legal advice, please contact an attorney directly.