Florida hiring regs concerning a DUI.
I came across this site today and found some really good information. However, I've not found an answer to the question i'm really sweating over. I'm living in Broward County and just about to start a degree in EMS, after which I'm going to be applying to one of the fire academy's in thre area and hopefully get a position as a firefighter in either Broward, Palm Beach or Miami-Dade counties. The problem is, about a year ago I was arrested for a DUI. I'm now 31 years old and this is my first and only ever conviction/arrest. I've never even had a speeding ticket. Will this DUI affect my chances of being hired? Obviously by the time I finish all my schooling it will have been 3 or more years since the arrest. If there is anyone out the who could give me some advice, I would be extremely greatful. Maybe there are more courses I could do to give me an advantage if this will help? It's not something I would give up on easily.