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DWIs, Job Applications, and Expungements of Records

A DWI conviction can significantly affect your chances of gaining employment.

A DWI conviction can significantly affect your chances of gaining employment. If you have been charged with a DWI and are looking for a job, it is possible that your prospective employer will conduct a background search and expose your arrest or conviction. If you hold a commercial driver's license and your job requires it, the DWI could be particularly harmful. There are limits, however, to what kind of decisions prospective employers can make based on the results of a background check.

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