When dealing with a DWI charge in any capacity, it is important to treat it like a serious threat from the start.
However, most people spend much of their focus on the short-term ramifications like jail time or fees. The long-term ramifications can prove even more upsetting to a person’s life, though.
Job fields that do not hire DUI convicts
As The College Investor states, getting a DUI in college can seriously damage your career opportunities and options.
First of all, many fields of work simply do not hire people with a DUI on record due to safety reasons and regulations. This includes all government positions, all jobs that work with children including teaching, and all jobs that require a commercial driver’s license.
Hurdles when you lack personal transportation
On top of that, most jobs require people to have reliable and personal forms of transportation. Many people with a DUI on record must go through a period of license probation where they cannot drive for months or even years at a time.
If a driver cannot get a provisional license to use for work-related purposes, they will have to stick with public transportation and other forms of transportation that a job may not consider reliable enough. This could cause someone to lose out on job opportunities.
Students may also lose their financial backing from colleges and other private institutions, making it harder or even impossible to continue attending. Because of that, they may be unable to continue their education in their field of choice, greatly affecting their ability to break into the field later.