Posted by Shostamykovich on 6/13/2017, 10:17 pm, in reply to "Re: DWI/DUI"
I was arrested back in 2012 for DWI. Luckily, two years later I was placed on deferred adjudication. While I was on probation (under the deferred adjudication) I found it extremely difficult to get interviews because there was "pending legal action" against me. This provided the perfect opportunity to go back to graduate school until the "dust settled." Now that the case has been dismissed, it hasn't been brought up and I have been hired for the upcoming school year. |
I would say that it is probably safer to be honest about it and upfront instead of neglecting to put it on an application and have the potential employer find out, because they will. When I was arrested, my HR department already knew before I told them, so they have the power.
Best of luck in your application process. Hopefully with it being 20 years ago, it is no longer an issue. I would just stress in an interview that it was a long time ago and you used it as a learning opportunity. All the best!
: Non trad Grad with 1-2 years of teaching now.
: Applying for everything; not getting calls
: for interviews. But, 20 years ago, I had a
: DWI. No accident, no one in car but me. Paid
: fines, no other issues. Is this prohibiting
: me from getting interviews? And since it was
: a misdemeanor offense, do I have tobrepiet
: it at all as I have been?