Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
It is on your DOJ records, which are part of a thorough background check by most employers and landlords. Technically, no affect on credit score. You can consider getting the conviction expunged; which would help in obtaining and keeping employment. Many convictions can be 'expunged' from criminal records by proper application and Petition to the court, if all terms of sentencing and at least one year of probation are completed, and if there are no new charges pending. If successful, the conviction would be retroactively reduced to a misdemeanor, if necessary, and then withdrawn and the charges dismissed. Expungement does not clear, 'remove' or erase the conviction, but merely changes the record to show 'conviction reversed and dismissed by expungement'. When applying for a job in the private sector, you generally do not have to disclose a conviction if it was expunged. However, the conviction is still a 'prior' or 'strike' for purposes of repeat offense, and must be disclosed on any application for government and professional employment and licensing, bonding, security clearance, etc. The licensing agency and employer then can decide whether you are barred from licensing or employment because of the conviction. If youre serious about doing this, and you think you qualify under those rules, feel free to contact me for the legal help you'll need.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
A credit report is a score based on many factors, but not your criminal record. Your perspective employers will run a record check and get a credit report to see what it turns up about your history since people with bad credit and criminal records are often immature, irresponsible, unsophisticated, and a liability as an employee. You will have a problem if you have a serious criminal record, but not for minor violations or traffic offenses.
Answer Applies to: New York
Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
In general a criminal conviction will not show up on a credit bureau . However, if you don't pay your fines and costs immediately after conviction, your credit report will show a judgment against you in favor of the court.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Law Office of Jonathan T. Sarre | Jonathan T. Sarre
Just the fact that you got a DUII shouldn't show up on a credit report. It would be on your driving record and your criminal history, but I doubt it would be on your credit history. It may, however, show up if you owe fines and fees, especially if those fines and fees have gone into collections. It is likely that a judgment from a court would show up if you haven't made arrangements to pay or those fines etc have gone into some kind of default status.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
I do not know of any reason as to why a conviction for DUI would show up on a credit report. It is a permanent record as to your criminal and driving record. Your driver's license has a magnetic strip on the back of the license. The conviction will show up on this magnetic strip each and every time that your driver's license is run through a computer.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
I wouldn't imagine how a DUI would effect or even show up on your credit score. It is completely criminally related and has nothing to do with credit. Maybe if you don't pay your driver's responsibility fees? You would have to check with someone who is an expert on consumer finance and credit scores.
Answer Applies to: Michigan