Undoubtedly, the State of Arizona imposes some of the harshest penalties in the country upon drivers who have been charged with and convicted of a DUI. This includes mandatory jail terms, significant fines, alcohol or drug education classes, suspension and/or revocation of your drivers license and the requirement that you place an ignition interlock device on your car for a minimum of one year.
DUI Convictions and Fingerprint Clearance Cards
The State of Arizona requires that a fingerprint clearance card be held by many people who work in various types of careers. This includes people who are employed in the medical, dental or nursing industry, pharmacists, real estate professionals, teachers and individuals employed by facilities that assist adults or children on a routine basis.
Arizona law states that a person awaiting trial for, or has been convicted of a felony (Aggravated DUI) or misdemeanor DUI offense cannot drive any vehicle to transport employees or clients as part of the person's employment for five years. A notation will be placed on the individual's fingerprint clearance card which indicates the restriction against driving employees or clients for employment purposes.
Simply put, a DUI charge or conviction will not result in the revocation of your fingerprint clearance card. However, if you are required to pick up people as a normal function of your job duties, the restrictions placed on your fingerprint card as a result of a DUI charge or conviction will prohibit you from working in that particular job.