The National Trial Lawyers AIOCLA 2015 10 Best NAFDD 2nd Consecutive Year DUI Attorney


Question: ”I was recently pulled over, blew 0.18%, and released the next day. I am about to get hired for a new job next week. How long does it take for a DUI to show on your record/background check? Will it show up right away, or after you go to court?”

Answer: The DUI will not be visible as a conviction on your record, as you have not suffered a conviction. With respect to an open case, it is very unlikely that the district attorney has even received a report to review for filing yet. However, depending on the scope of the background check, if there in one pending, the may be visible already. Consult with an experienced DUI defense attorney, as proceeding with a public defender will not help you in dealing with your driver license issues. Remember, with respect to setting a DMV hearing, time is of the essence, and it must be requested within 10 days of your arrest.

Question: ”I was accused of shoplifting, and am awaiting trial. I am also in the process of applying for jobs. I have been responding on application as ‘never convicted of a crime.’ Will the pending case show on an employment background check?”

Answer: It will be visible, though only as an arrest. Whether or not it must be disclosed depends on the employment opportunity, as some ask for convictions and pending cases that you may have. With respect to your options, it’s likely that you will have to take the case to trial, as, for whatever reason, you are finding no success negotiating a resolution.