If you are convicted in a DUI, is that a crime?

On future job applications, do I have to post that I have been convicted of a crime?

Asked on July 1, 2009 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Yes.   A DUI arrest will trigger two cases: the criminal case and the driver's license case.

You may possibly qualify for "expungement", that is you can have your criminal record cleared.  In Pennsylvania you can get your criminal record expunged if you went through the ARD program (or are 72 years old or older and have not been in trouble for 3 years). 

If you did not go through the ARD program, then you will have to list your DUI when asked if ever convicted, or even arrested, for a crime.

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