Written by attorney Nathan R Ross

I got arrested for DUI. What’s Going to Happen to My Security Clearance?

If you have a security clearance and get arrested for Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”), it won’t take long before you start wondering if you have just jeopardized your livelihood by getting arrested. In short, how does a DUI arrest or conviction affect a security clearance?

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You can review the full description of the "Adjudicative Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Information" by accessing the link below. They are also available in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations in Section 32, Chapter 147.

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