New Jersey DWI Job Loss
How will a DWI affect my job?
One of the most common concerns people have when facing a DWI is how a DWI will impact their career.
While the answer will vary from person to person, it is something that you should be thinking about and planning for. People do lose their jobs because of the complications a DWI can produce.
Consider Your Career
Your license will be suspended if you are convicted of DWI. If your job involves a lot of driving, your employer may let you go you if you are not able to perform all of your duties at work. CDL drivers are especially at risk for termination.
If you are a licensed professional such as a teacher, nurse, or doctor, you may face disciplinary action. Military personnel and police officers can even be suspended for DWI violations.
A DWI can also affect your ability to land a job in the future. A DWI conviction will remain on your permanent record, which is visible on background checks. Drunk driving carries a heavy social stigma and may cause an employer to reject your application.