I often represent clients who need to be able to drive in order to keep working. Usually, my clients fall into one of these categories:
- Need a license to drive to work (commute)
- Drive an employer vehicle at work and need a "good driving record"
- They have a Commercial Drivers License ("CDL") and drive a tractor trailer or other large vehicle.
Often, I work with clients whose boss will find out that they got a DUI in their personal vehicle on personal time. The boss decides to fire my client. Then, in addition to all the problems of having a criminal case pending for the DUI, the client has lost their job and income.
To make matters worse, sometimes when my clients file for unemployment the employer will file papers with the state to try to fight to keep my client from getting unemployment.
What can I do to help my clients out?