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Would two DWAI's within 5 years affect my chances to work for Federal Food and Drug Administration?

New York, NY |

First DWI arrest in 2003, but convicted in 2004 as DWAI
Second arrest for Aggrevated DWI in 2009, but convicted for DWAI in 2011

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  1. You should talk to a local attorney that is familiar with handling licensing boards (law, medicine, dental, FDA, etc) for a consultation. Good luck.

  2. Hard to say

  3. Call and ask their hiring dept.

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  4. Possible. We would only be guessing.

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  5. A background check will turn this information up. Unfortunately, unless you have some stellar qualifications for the particular position, it may be a red flag for you. It is possible to have your record expunged, but it would be very difficult. Contact an attorney in your area handling criminal and employment cases.

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