The DUI was in another state altogether. I want to apply for a better job with better pay but I want to know whether this is going to affect my chances. If I am wasting my time, I won't even bother. It's the only ding on my entire record for my entire life and I'm in my mid-forties.
Criminal Defense Attorney
First of all, even though your question pertains to a criminal case and its possible impact on your job qualifications, it is not a Criminal Defense matter. You would probably get more informed responses by reposting this to the "Licensing" Practice Area. The particulars of how that out-of-state case was disposed of could have an impact on its effects. Was a diversionary program like PA's ARD utilized or is it a straight-up conviction? Alternatively you might consider contacting the Civil Service Commission for an opinion. Perhaps others who respond here will have the benefit of past specific experience with such a situation. Good luck.