Question: I got a new job and filled out paperwork stating I didn’t have a felony. Since then, I got a DUI in San Fernando. Am I required to report that DUI to my job?

Answer: That depends on what you agreed to. If the paperwork only asked if you have been convicted with a felony. Then, no…because as of the date you signed the paperwork, you were not convicted of a felony. Also, unless there was an accident causing injury, or if you have had multiple DUI’s, it will most likely be charged as a misdemeanor (which is a lessor classification of a crime than a felony). And remember, there is a difference between a “charge” and a “conviction.” If in the paperwork, you promised to notify them of any future charges or convictions, then that may be a different story. Regardless, you should speak with an experienced DUI attorney about your case. You can reach me at 818-336-1384 (818-336-1DUI) for more info or if you would like to discuss your case in further detail. I would be happy to help you out.


Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
Office in Sherman Oaks