DUI and Security Clearance
If you have a job that requires a security clearance, your career may be at stake if you are convicted of DUI in Oklahoma. Most employees of the federal government as well as many government contractors are required to earn and maintain a security clearance due to the nature of their professional responsibilities.
Security Clearance and Criminal Records
Before a security clearance can be granted, the government will examine your entire record, including any past or pending criminal charges or conviction. DUI and drug-related offenses are particularly troublesome, as they can be seen as indicators of a larger substance abuse problem.
It is important to understand that just because you have a security clearance does not mean that you will automatically get to keep it forever. Whether you are employed by the government or by a contracted company, you can lose your clearance because of a criminal charge or conviction.
Clear Your Record Right Away
If you are seeking employment with the government and have a DUI on your record, or if you are already employed and facing charges, it is in your best interest to get your record as clean as possible as soon as possible.
Contact the Edge Law Firm today to schedule a free and confidential consultation. We will review your options and build the best possible strategy for your unique situation.