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4 Professions Where DWIs Can Hurt

When a person is arrested for a DWI charge, they may face a difficult future ahead if convicted. In particular, job prospects can become slim, as many professions have strict policies regarding prior convictions. However, some jobs may outright reject a candidate for a DWI conviction.

If you have been charged with DWI, you have the right to defend yourself from these allegations. To learn more about your defense options and how a legal advisor may be able to help, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer Jim Black today at 919-600-4609.

Military Careers

Many Americans turn to the US Armed Forces for employment and future job training. However, the military often takes a strict policy against DWI convictions. There are some measures that a person may take to improve their chances of being enlisted, but the final decision is often up to an officer’s discretion. Also, some branches of the military will reject a candidate with a DWI on their record without further consideration.

Medical Careers

A DWI affects a medical career in a variety of different ways. For medical students, a DWI can keep a student out of a program or cause them to lose any financial aid they may have needed. For interns and less-established doctors, a DWI can seriously threaten job security and career prospects. For established doctors, a DWI conviction may result in the loss of their job.

Legal Careers

Like a doctor, a lawyer needs to go through extensive schooling to begin a career as an attorney. A DWI conviction can keep a law student out of a program and may result in them failing to gain state bar acceptance. Also, lawyers can easily lose their job or become disbarred because of a criminal conviction.

Driving Careers

Truck drivers and other commercial drivers will generally lose their commercial driver’s license for an alcohol-related driving violation. If they are convicted of multiple DWIs, that driver may not be able to regain their commercial driver’s license.

Contact Us

If you are facing an intoxicated driving charge, the potential consequences are very serious. To learn more about your options as a defendant, contact Raleigh DWI attorney Jim Black by calling 919-600-4609 today.


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