The stakes have never been higher.
These are unprecedented times. For many of us, the most stressful thing is the uncertainty of what lies ahead.
As it stands, US unemployment is the highest it has ever been since WWII. As the country crawls to open up again, one of the big concerns is a hypercompetitive job market.
Many companies have closed for good. Many more have downsized considerably. There are going to be less jobs and many more applicants competing for each opening.
How does a hypercompetitive job market tie into your DUI or criminal case?
A criminal conviction can certainly affect your chances at getting a job. Criminal background checks are very easy to do and your conviction will show up forever. It will not go away. Take the following into consideration:
- Felony Conviction Consequences in Pennsylvania
- A DUI conviction or even a probationary program like ARD can trigger a suspension of a CDL license. You also won’t be able to drive for Uber, Lyft, Doordash or other rideshare and delivery companies.
- A felony offense, especially if related to drugs, can cause you to lose or be disqualified from obtaining a professional license in many disciplines. This is not limited to doctors, nurses and pharmacists. In fact, physical therapists, crane operators, and chiropractors all stand the risk of losing their professional licenses as well.
- A criminal conviction carries a label and a social stigma. If you are convicted of an assault, you will be labeled as a “violent person”. A drug charge will lead people to think you are a “drug addict”. Employers don’t care about the details of your case before judging you.
If you are one of the many Americans who are worried about your job, then call The McShane Firm now. Criminal charges can affect your ability to work in many different ways. This is the absolute worst time to get a criminal conviction. In a competitive job market, who do you think the company will hire? The applicant with a clean record or the applicant with a recent criminal conviction? Fight now.