Protecting Your Livelihood After A DUI

You may believe a DUI charge is nothing you can’t handle. Your biggest concern may be getting where you need to go while your license is suspended. You will pay the fine, do your community service, and attend mandatory alcohol education and treatment. Then you will be able to put it all behind you. However, you may not have considered how a DUI can affect your current job and your opportunities for the future.

At Richard F. Blass & Associates, LLC, we understand the ripple effect a DUI conviction, even a first offense, can have on a person’s life. We have successfully defended many in DuPage, Cook, Kane, DeKalb, Kendall and Will Counties whose livelihoods depend on a stainless record.

Is Your Job On The Line?

If you drive for a living, you will likely have to find a new career after a DUI conviction. Many who have commercial driver’s licenses, work for Uber, operate transit vehicles, drive cabs or make deliveries can no longer work in their chosen fields after a conviction for DUI. Even if you don’t drive for a living, a DUI conviction may still affect your employment in any of the following areas:

  • Jobs that include a criminal background check
  • Government work that requires security clearance
  • Positions demanding scrupulous decision-making such as high finance
  • Work that involves children, including education or day care
  • Jobs that require use of a company car

Our attorneys realize that you may also lose your Illinois professional license or be unable to obtain one with a DUI conviction on your record. If you work in the medical field, you put many years and thousands of dollars into obtaining your license. We will make it our priority to help you avoid a conviction that could jeopardize the career you have worked so hard for.

Your Advocate When Fighting DUI Charges

Time is of the essence when dealing with a DUI arrest. Our lawyers are ready to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Let us put our decades of experience to work to resolve this matter and minimize its impact on your life. Call our offices in Elmhurst at 630-782-2000, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.