Are you concerned about how a drunk driving arrest could affect your attempt to obtain a security clearance? Our top-ranked attorneys at The Edmunds Law Firm could answer your questions and give you peace of mind. It is possible for you to have an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) on your record and still obtain a security clearance.
Whether you receive a security clearance also depends on the skill of the security clearance lawyer who represents you through an adjudicative process. We at The Edmunds Law Firm are renowned across the nation as attorneys dedicated to helping individuals gain or keep their national security clearances. We practice throughout the country and are prepared travel to you to help you with your case.
The fact that you have a DUI on your record is not in itself a reason to deny you security clearance. The concern is that this action is evidence of ongoing error in judgment and irresponsibility. For this reason, much depends upon what you have done after that experience and how long ago it was.
The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, as of Oct. 27, 2011, says in § 147.9, Guideline G - Alcohol Consumption: The concern is that "excessive alcohol consumption often leads to the exercise of questionable judgment, unreliability, failure to control impulses and increases the risk of unauthorized disclosure of classified information."
Lawyers at The Edmunds Law Firm can review your behavior in light of these guidelines and other aspects of your conduct that may indicate your earnestness in responsibly overcoming the DUI or other alcoholic behavior. Be sure not to give up on getting your security clearance. We are here to help you. Our team is top-rated and has more than 40 years of experience in handling these matters.
Contact us at (800) 481-2526 to schedule a consultation with a qualified security clearance attorney today.