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Reducing the Negative Professional Impact of Past DUI Convictions

A person convicted of DUI charges can face some difficulties when applying for a new job. These convictions on a person's criminal record can lead to additional scrutiny from prospective employers. In order to overcome these challenges, an applicant who has been convicted of DUI may need to go through additional preparation and public work to instill trust in their potential employer to relieve concerns.

Do not allow your life to become more complicated than it needs to be. If you have been charged with DUI, contact the Seattle DUI defense attorneys of the Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn Law Firm at 866-822-1230 for a free case evaluation.

Handling a Prior DUI

DUIs can create substantial obstacles to a person's professional prospects or aspirations. For employers, these criminal charges illustrate a personality that may not be willing to follow company rules. Additionally, trouble with the law can hurt a company's reputation and that employee's productivity. Employers may skip over convicted individuals with these concerns in mind. However, a person charged and convicted of DUI can do the following to improve their chances of being hired:

  • Work diligently at completing public service and volunteer tasks that show dedication to improving the community
  • If asked about the violation, do not lie or dodge the question
  • If asked about the violation, explain levels of personal growth since then
  • Work through the state for an expungement if possible

Expunging a DUI charge from your record can clear these offenses from the public view. However, depending on the circumstances of the conviction or per state law, an expungement may not be available.

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If you have been charged with DUI, a vigorous and committed legal defense is absolutely necessary. To learn more, contact the Seattle DUI defense attorneys of the Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn Law Firm today by calling 866-822-1230.

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Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn is known throughout Washington and the nation for representing all of its clients with commitment, creativity and compassion. We recognize how devastating a DUI charge can be, particularly when our clients learn how incredibly tough Washington's DUI laws have become, even for a first-time offender.

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If you need a DUI defense attorney in Seattle, Bellevue, or King County, contact us today to find out why respect for our clients, a passion for justice, and our commitment to winning have earned each of us the highest honor a member of the bar can receive from our colleagues – their referrals.