What Effects Can A DUI Conviction Have On A Person’s Life?

How Is Someone’s Ability To Travel To Canada Affected If Convicted Of A DUI?

Canada has really strict laws about their criminal convictions. For people entering the country, a DUI, among other criminal convictions, can mess up your chances to enter the country. However, it’s not insurmountable. There are ways around; if you have a DUI conviction, you may still be able to get into Canada but you are going to have to go through some extra hoops for that.

You might have to even hire an attorney that knows how to navigate those waters and it’s going to be costly and time consuming as well. So, a DUI conviction is definitely going to have consequences. You’re not going to be able to just head up to Canada for a vacation without dealing with that kind of stuff – they won’t let you in. That’s something that people should be aware of.

Does That Affect People Who Have To Travel For Work?

Yes. If you have a job where you are required to do a lot of travelling, it can have an effect on your ability to travel. Canada isn’t the only country that has these restrictions, but it’s the one that is probably the most common problem for people in the U.S. because it’s so close. There are a lot of people who go back and forth, so if you have any kind of a DUI and you’re traveling internationally, you’re going to have multiple problems there as well.

What Other Security Clearances Might Be Affected By DUI Convictions?

If you’ve got any kind of a security clearance, those are the kinds of things that have to be reviewed periodically. You’re probably going to have to disclose a DUI when that clearance review comes up. Just having one DUI alone with no other problems is probably not going to cause you to lose a security clearance, but a lot of people are concerned with the employer finding out about it.

In cases where you have other past marks on your record, it could lead to your security clearance being revoked which is going to put your job in jeopardy. Those are the kind of things that are public record and they’re actively reported by the courts to those kinds of agencies. Therefore, it’s something you should take seriously if that’s the concern as well.

Are You Still Able To Rent Vehicles After Having A DUI Conviction On Your Record?

Yes. When you rent a vehicle, ultimately this is up to the person that is renting the vehicle, they have the right to not rent you a vehicle. Usually, people don’t have trouble renting vehicles, so it’s not something to too concerned about, at least here in Utah. However, it’s the kind of thing that could cause problems in other states or if you’re tied to a certain car rental agency that has a policy about it, it can be a problem. But it’s not something that you would lose sleep over in the sense that there are a lot of other more pressing issues in a DUI conviction which you have to deal with.

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