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DUI and Employment Background Checks in Georgia

A background check that uncovers a DUI conviction, or even a charge that doesn't end in a conviction, can affect a person's ability to get a job. Depending on how much digging the employer is allowed to do, an applicant's DUI charge or conviction could crop up -- and bring the hiring process to a screeching halt.

Georgia differs from federal law as to when employers can conduct background checks, and whether or not a DUI offense can be taken into account in a hiring decision.