Should I tell my boss about my DWI?
“Do I need to tell my boss about my DWI arrest or conviction?”
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“Should I tell my boss about my DWI arrest or conviction?”
Answer: It’s up to you, but it’s not necessary. Remember, a DWI is still technically a traffic offense in the state of New Jersey. Employers typically are concerned with criminal charges, not traffic offenses. Further, many employers are only concerned with certain kinds of criminal charges. For example, it might not be wise to knowingly employ a violent criminal.
Also, it would make sense to avoid maintaining employees convicted of any kind of theft charges (otherwise things might go missing from the supply closet.) A traffic offense doesn’t really play a role in your character within the workplace. The bottom line is that your employer will not be notified by anyone from the State, and unless he or she happened to read something in the paper about your arrest, your boss will probably not find out.
That said, if you are convicted of DWI, you will probably be losing your license for a while. This could play a huge role in your ability to get to work on time, if at all. If transportation starts to become a serious issue, you’re probably going to need to tell your boss something so that you don’t seem flat out irresponsible. It might be a good idea to make your difficulty commuting known so that this change in your behavior doesn’t seem “out of the blue”.
To avoid losing your license, you might want to consider contacting a NJ DWI lawyer that can attack the case against you, or perhaps negotiate a plea that may allow you to keep your license. Feel free to contact my office at any time.