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Can I Lose My Job With DUI Chico CA

Can I Lose My Job with a DUI Case in Chico CA?

Being charged with a DUI case may not have any bearing on your job or career. You must be convicted first. Many professions are completely disassociated with cases like DUI but some professionals may end up losing their jobs after being convicted under DUI laws.

Let us understand how DUI cases affect your career.

  •         Your driver’s license will be immediately suspended or revoked when you are charged with DUI. If you are convicted and your license remains suspended for anywhere from six months to two years and longer if you are a repeat offender, then it may impair your ability to work. Driving to and from your workplace may become difficult. In many cases, the court makes an exemption and allows people convicted under DUI laws to drive to their workplace and back. You should look for such exemptions in your sentence. Hiring a driver is not financially viable. Taking the bus or train may be unreliable and thus you may be fired due to chronic lateness.
  •         With any profession that requires driving as a part of the job or where the job is that of a commercial driver, then a DUI case will inevitably lead to firing. Losing a license will make a person incapable of driving and thus the company has no further need of a driver without a license. Even if exemptions are made, some companies don’t consider DUI convicted employees to be suitable for their organizations. Many companies have a mandatory firing policy that clearly states in the handbooks or HR policies that employees convicted of crimes including DUI will be immediately laid off
  •      DUI conviction has an impact on auto insurance. Some insurance companies may not provide any coverage to a DUI convicted driver. Some companies that pay for employee insurance might not be willing to pay a higher premium which will be unavoidable after being convicted under DUI laws. In such scenarios, one may not definitely lose one’s job but there will be some ramifications. If a company is unwilling to budge or agree to a compromise, then one may lose the job.
  • ws people convicted under DUI to avoid jail term. But the diversion program is a double-edged sword. Admitting or pleading guilty may lead to immediate termination from a job. In some cases, a diversion program may not warrant visits to your office if you can present the company policy that such measure will cost you the job. Even then, you have to notify your employer which may initiate termination anyway.
  •          Doctors, nurses, lawyers and many other professionals who are licensed to operate need to notify their licensing authority or certifying body when they are convicted. The authority will then decide if one should continue being a licensed professional in that niche.

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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015
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