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    Question Sufficent time to show responsibility and establishment.

    Is there ever a long enough period of time to show responsibility afer 2 DUI's? Im at 9 years since both, I was 21 nevertheless complete irresponsibility and lack of judgment on my part. Significant life changes since.
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    I'll take that as a no.

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    I have been told that the first time can be looked at as a "mistake of youth". The second one shows a pattern. Every department has a different way of looking at things. If you don't try you will never know, but expect it to be a BIG deal if you do make an interview.

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    Probably also depends on how big this position is. If this is a small place with like 10 people applying, you probably have a better chance then a city with 500 applicants... 450 of which don't have a DUI.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    It doesnt look good for you on the public fire protection side.

    You now need to look at the private side- Rural Metro, over seas, etc.

    Having two DUIs, regardless of time isnt going to be in your favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    Probably also depends on how big this position is. If this is a small place with like 10 people applying, you probably have a better chance then a city with 500 applicants... 450 of which don't have a DUI.
    What about the 9 out of 10 who don't?
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    Talk to your lawyer, try getting them expunged...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowbucks06 View Post
    Talk to your lawyer, try getting them expunged...
    Save your money!

    Iím not sure how having it expunged is going to strengthen your position? Having it expunged doesn't mean it can't be found. Too many believe that if it happened when you were a juvenile the records get sealed and no one can find out. Not always true.

    They will pull your DOJ ( Department of Justice ) file. If you were arrested there will be a record. If it was expunged it will state something was expunged.

    Here's the reality. The background packet will be asked in several different ways "Have you ever?" It will also ask if even if you had something expunged they want to know what you had expunged.

    This is not your fatherís expungement anymore. Computers donít forget. If you donít include it on your application and background packet and they find it you could be eliminated from the process because you didnít answer honestly.

    Where is can really play out is in the psych evaluation where up to 40% of candidates fail. With problems in your past the doc will ask you some difficult questions that could take the wheels off your wagon.

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    I hear you guys, in one instance I tell myself I might as well forget it, and in the other I find myself thinking that if I give it my all at least I know I tried.
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