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Does Your Boss Need To Know About Your DUI?

A man is suing a police chief over what he says is a wrongful arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) that cost him his job after his boss found out.

In this issue, we’ll talk about whether or not your employer will find out about your DUI charge.

Am I required to disclose my DUI arrest or conviction on a job application?

It’s key to pay close attention to what’s asked for on an application. If it asks if you’ve ever been arrested, then you’ll have to answer “yes.”

Since most applications ask if you’ve been convicted of a felony, however, you can answer “no” if you’ve been arrested for DUI but not convicted.

Am I required to tell my current employer about my DUI?

While there’s no law specifically requiring disclosure of a DUI, there are occupations that stipulate whether or not you have to come clean.

Jobs that can fall into that category include:

  • Delivery drivers
  • Bus drivers
  • Truck drivers
  • Taxi drivers

There are some employers who receive routine DUI arrest and conviction reports directly from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Further, among the occupations that employers to be notified of DUIs are:

  • Jobs requiring security clearance
  • Train engineers
  • Pilots
  • School teachers

How can I keep others from finding out about my DUI?

That’s actually an easy one: just keep it to yourself. Even if you share aspects of your personal life with your co-workers, a DUI is something you should keep to yourself. There’s no reason anyone else needs to know about you being arrested and charged with DUI.

If you’re facing DUI charges, make the smart move by calling Alex Lane

Being charged with DUI can have a dramatic impact on your life and future job opportunities.

If you’re facing DUI charges, having legal representation gives you the best opportunity for having the charges reduced or keeping them off the books altogether.

For a free consultation, call Alex Lane at (480) 776-5757.


If you have been charged with a DUI, drug charge, sex crime or any serious criminal offense, let an experienced defense team fight for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our partners today. Call (480) 562-3482 or send an email.