I am applying for jobs in the state of Florida. I have a DUI conviction from nine years back in the state of Kansas. Do I need to disclose this on the job application? It specifically asks if I've ever been convicted or plead no contest to a felony or first-degree misdeameanor.
My KBI background check shows only: KSA 08-1567 (1 COUNT)
DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; UNKNOWN SEVERITY
You should try looking at whether or not Florida would classify a DUI as a 1st degree misdemeanor. Since Kansas has a different classification system finding what the equivalent classification is in Florida might also help you understand. Consult with a Florida attorney to make sure your answer is truthful and accords with their law.
A first-time DUI would be classified as a Class B Misdemeanor under Kansas Statute. However if you had a Florida Drivers License at the time of conviction, the Florida DOR will translate that into whatever their comparable statute is. You will need to consult with local counsel in Florida.
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