DUI Convictions and Police Careers
Many people want to pursue a career in law enforcement, but find prior criminal convictions to be a major obstruction. Candidates for law enforcement jobs need to display certain moral qualifications before they are allowed to receive training. If a person does not meet these qualifications because of a prior DUI conviction, they may be barred from getting a job as a police officer.
If you are facing DUI charges and need legal assistance in protecting your career opportunities, contact the Arizona DUI defense attorneys of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., by calling 602-510-9999 today.
Law Enforcement Careers and DUI Arrests
A person may pursue a law enforcement career for a variety of reasons. For some, the opportunity to stand up as an officer of the law, protecting others from harm, is a major draw. Other candidates may become police officers because of long-standing family traditions. Whatever the reason is, these dreams can be squelched by a DUI conviction.
A person may face the following problems getting a job in law enforcement if they are convicted of DUI:
- Inability to get into training programs
- Inability to get into universities for criminal justice degrees
- Loss of existing employment
- Difficulty finding employment
These problems may keep someone from ever realizing their police career aspirations.
If you have been charged with DUI, there may be legal options available to protect your professional future. For more information regarding your rights and options in these circumstances, contact an Arizona DUI lawyer at Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., at 602-510-9999 today.