What constitutes a DUI conviction?

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What constitutes a DUI conviction?

I got a DUI last year but when I went to court I got a plea bargain and it was dropped down to a careless driving. However, my work switched insurance companies and they did background checks. Mine came back with a DUI. Now I can’t work there if I have that, so I asked about it and they said they assumed that it was a plea bargin and just wrote that. So I’m now in danger of loosing my job. Is it legal for them to do that even though I never got charged with the DUI?

Asked on December 12, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance where there is a conviction for such is a DUI conviction. A careless driving conviction alone is not a DUI conviction.


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