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Question: Will an Alabama DUI Arrest and/or Conviction Show Up on a Background Check for a Job?

Answer: A DUI arrest and/or conviction could show up on a background check for a job. When you talk about records or background checks, there’s really three different types of records that a potential employer could look at: number one would be a driver history; number two would be just a generic background check; and then number three would be an arrest history. On a driver history, only a conviction for DUI would show up. So as long as the case is dismissed, there should be nothing on the driver history. In terms of a generic criminal background check, only, again, convictions should show up; so, as long as the case is dismissed, that record should remain clean. However, the arrest history is something that’s there forever once you have been accused of a DUI. However, if your case is dismissed, now in Alabama you have the right to seek what’s called an expungement and even have the arrest history cleaned up. So the bottom line is it’s very important to aggressively defend your case to protect those three records in terms of a potential future employer doing a background check.

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Whitney Polson is a no-nonsense attorney who delivered exactly what he said he would on my case...thank you so much sir...I would definitely recommend anyone facing a DUI to retain this man. D.B.
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If you are looking for an attorney I must recommend Mark Polson of Polson & Polson. My case was successfully moved from a February to a December court date and was dismissed. I am extremely please with the way this firm handled the case and was able to secure the dismissal. Thank you again to Polson & Polson for your professionalism and knowledge that we needed for this situation. Best Regards to all. Julie C.
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Wow! I never could have hoped for our lawyer to work as fast as he did but Whitney was lightning fast! Very attentive to the details, never left me hanging along the journey-I used online reviews in choosing him and now I want to pass that on-if you need a lawyer (ours was a traffic court case with complications), I HIGHLY recommend this firm! Claire B.