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I am applying job--I was told to apply unless I have

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I am applying for a job--I was told to apply unless I have repeated felony DUI charges or reckless driving violations. I was charged with misdemeanor DUI a few months ago (my first and only driving/criminal charge). Is that still considered a reckless driving violation?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 1 year ago.

Good evening Hailey,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I have been a licensed attorney for more than 30 years.

A criminal charge of Reckless Driving is very different from any DUI conviction under CA law. They are not one in the same. And so, if your only concern is whether you have been convicted of Felony DUI or Reckless driving, then based on your statement that you have only been charged with DUI---which is a misdemeanor unless actually charged as a felony---you have not been charged/convicted of either a felony DUI or reckless driving.

A DUI charge/conviction is not a conviction for reckless driving. And a DUI charge/conviction is not a felony unless charged as such---which is pretty infrequent. It generally involves a collision with serious bodily harm to a victim, or perhaps the 3rd or 4th (or later) conviction.

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