- March 19, 2008 -
Aside from license suspension after a DUI, probably one of the first notices receives is that auto insurance has just been canceled. After a DUI conviction, many States will require what’s called an SR-22. To alleviate confusion, the SR-22 in itself is not auto insurance. It is simply a form that notifies the state that a driver has the required insurance coverage (or “financial responsibility”)
. Many insurance companies will still insure a driver after a DUI although it may not be from the original carrier. If the SR-22 file lapses, a license can be suspended again. Many of the former headaches experienced during the original DUI license reinstatement will resurface.
Many have never heard of what’s called expungement. Just having a DUI expungement can open the possibility of getting a license back after a DUI. To expunge a DUI (http://drivingafterdui.com/dui-expungement.htm
) usually means also not having to report a DUI on certain applications pertaining to employment or other personal matters. In addition, a properly expunged DUI record is generally prohibited form appearing on pre-employment background checks or other sensitive inquirys. Not all criminal records are eligible for expungement, obviously, as several conditions may apply such as past criminal history, the purpose of the expungement, and the severity of the offense for which expungement is being considered. An expungement is usually blotted out from a person’s legal records but not totally obliterated. Nevertheless, to expunge a DUI is practically unheard of and the effects are amazingly positive.
Nowadays, just about any job position imaginable is subject to a pre-employment background check. Background checks not only eliminate undesireable applicants but can also snag otherwise lawful citizens into a black hole due to a blemish such as a DUI on their driving record. Even during existing employment, a background check can come back to haunt as many employers conduct regular screenings at certain intervals – and this does not just include drug testing. Just like a credit record is check by a bank regularly, a criminal record may be periodically searched for by an employer as well. This can be especially troublesome if a drivers license is in jeopardy due to a recent DUI.
Consequently, the data that is acquired during a background check (http://drivingafterdui.com/dui-background-checks.htm
) may not always be accurate either. Some of the most sensitive information about someone is just a mouse click away and other (legal) operations are willing to sell it to anyone. In cases of getting a license back after a DUI, the history of prior convictions can stay on your record unless DUI expungement is pursued. In addition, even though personal protection laws are being developed to purge these records from public access, many will remain indefinitely unless their owners take proactive action to get them removed themselves.
These are all just a sampling of the implications and obstacles that accompany a DUI. Fortunately, the entire DUI process can be simplified and accelerated, but only if approached correctly and executed immediately. http://www.DrivingAfterDUI.com
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