Im so stressed out I'm unemployed just got charged with my 2nd dui but haven't gone to court yet. Ive been applying to job not many are calling but i haven't had any luck yet. My misdemeanors are a MIP, open into, and dui. I have a bachelors degree will this cause me not to find a job?
It could very well cause you to not find a job. At a minimum it will probably make it more difficult.
There are more pressing concerns in your question however. If this will be your second conviction for DUI (whether or not it is reduced to impaired later on is irrelevant) in 7 years, then you are staring at a license revocation from the Secretary of State.
If you don't have an attorney you should think very seriously about getting one, and ask him / her about the potential of Sobriety Court. If you enter into Sobriety Court there is a chance you can obtain a restricted license despite a driver's license revocation.
I am guessing that a driver's license is important to your job search in terms of getting to interviews, etc. Sobriety Court may be your best bet for that and a host of other reasons.
Attorney Jones is correct. While a misdemeanor arrest cannot be held against you under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, a conviction can. It is especially concerning that all of your convictions are alcohol related. That will raise a major red flag for any employer. Therefore, in addition to Attorney Jone's sound advice, I highly recommend that you begin treatment immediately. It will help in your pending criminal matter, but more importantly it will hopefully help you break your addiction.
Below is a link to the Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST).
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