Can I draw unemployment if I lose my job because of a DUI?

I got a DUI in IL. And I drive an hour and a half to get to work. If/when I lose my license I won’t be able to drive to work anymore. I live in a small town with no jobs and the closest town is 30 minutes away.

Asked on June 27, 2012 under Criminal Law, Illinois

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Potentially if you are terminated from your place of work because you were arrested and convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance you can make a claim for unemployment benefits and receive them.

Be prepared for your former employer to contest your request for unemployment benefits.


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