As a Nebraskan resident facing DUI-related charges, you may be wondering what the potential impact on the rest of your life could be if you are convicted. While many people usually think about jail time or large fines first, today we will take a look at some of the ways a DUI conviction could impact your day-to-day living.
FindLaw starts off by examining employment background checks and how a DUI conviction on your record can influence an employer's decision. Any place of employment can choose to background check its employees. It is up to state laws to determine if what they find could be considered a valid reason to pass you over for the position. Unfortunately, DUI-related convictions are often considered a good reason to not hire someone, especially if the job you are applying for involves driving.
Employers aren't the only people who can turn you away for a DUI on your record, though. Another big hurdle is housing. When you apply for an apartment or house, the landlord will possibly conduct a background check in order to ensure the safety of other residents. If they see that you have a DUI conviction on your record, it is possible they will decide to deny your application even if it is not a violent DUI.
These two factors alone can seriously impact your ability to live independently. Because of this, it is important to take DUI charges seriously. You may therefore wish to find strong legal representation to stand in your corner.