If you work for the federal government either directly or as a contractor, you likely have a security clearance. As you well know, gaining security clearance can be a lengthy and arduous process—and without it, you cannot do your job.
Common government jobs that require security clearances include:
- Agents with the FBI, CIA, Board of Security or Federal Marshals
- IRS tax agents
- Federal prosecutors
Criminal Record and Security Clearances
In granting security clearances, the government takes a look at a person’s entire record. A DUI charge or conviction will likely not be viewed favorably. Multiple DUI or alcohol or drug-related offenses may indicate a substance abuse problem, which is a red flag for those in charge of making security clearance decisions.
Your employer, whether it is the federal government or a contracted company that works for the government, may have the right to terminate your employment or suspend your security clearance if you are charged with DU or convicted of the charge.
Clearing Your Good Name
If you have a DUI on your record and are seeking a security clearance, it may be in your best interest to explore the option of expunging it from your record.
If your existing clearance is at risk because of a pending DUI charge, let us help you clear your name. Contact the Hunsucker Legal Group right away to schedule a free and confidential review of your case.
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