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Will I Lose My Job After a DUI Arrest?

Posted by David Jones on Jan 09, 2014

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Will You Lose Your Job After Your Fresno, Madera Tulare, Visalia, Hanford or Porterville DUI Arrest?

Perhaps police pulled you over, after noticing a missing taillight, and arrested you for DUI. Or maybe you got snagged at a checkpoint.   In either case, you face a number of challenges. You're worried about the jail time, fees and fines, and the embarrassment.

But most of all, you're worried about your job.   After all, it's a tough economy. You need to earn a fair wage to pay for your kid's education, to save for retirement, to put food on the table and to pay your rent. If you lose your job, you could face quite an unpleasant financial picture.

A job loss is one of the most unpleasant, unexpected side effects of a DUI arrest/conviction.

Think about it this way. Let's say you committed a misdemeanor DUI. Your fines and fees might total $2,000. That's no small amount of money. But what if your DUI leads to your getting fired? Let's say you earn $1,000 a week. You then get fired and spend four months out of work. If you're out of work 16 weeks, and you miss out on that $1,000 a week income for 16 weeks, that's a loss to your bottom line of about $16,000. That's 8 times the DUI fines! So what can you do?

Your options depend on the DUI charges you face, your past criminal history, if you have any, the nature of your job, the relationship you have with your employer, and so on.

To make a strategic plan to battle against your DUI charges get in touch with the Jones Law today. Attorney David Jones is a former prosecutor, who spent nearly 12 years in the District Attorney's office, where he racked up a very impressive 99% success rate at jury trials.

If you have been arrested for a DUI please contact DUI defense attorney David Jones for assistance by phone at (559) 860-9690. We're located at 401 West Fallbrook, Suite 201, Fresno, California 93711.

David Jones

David E. Jones is a Central Valley area DUI and criminal defense attorney who represents those accused of DUI and other crimes in both state and federal court. Mr. Jones has practiced criminal law throughout Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties since 1996. Mr. Jones was a Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County 12 years and has been an instructor for the Police Academy for over 10 years. He is an experienced and respected trial attorney.

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