Does a DUI affect employment? I was recently arrested for my first DUI. I'm still waiting for the court date, and was considering a guilty plea, weighing the consequences. Will a DUI conviction on my record affect my chances of getting a job in the future? If so, by how much? Someone told me that getting a job with a DUI can be hard. Also, how much will a felony DUI affect employment versus a misdemeanor DUI? Is this something I should hire a DUI lawyer for?