Pending public drunkeness, need advice...

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by teqer, Jul 31, 2023.

  1. teqer

    teqer Bobtail Member

    Jul 31, 2023
    Everything has settled so here's an update if anyone was curious:

    I got the new job, has been great. Is my 2nd trucking job, my first besides my starting job at a mega. Making over double what I was, and doing practically the same work, quite amazing.

    They actually ran another background check during orientation, but it didn't come up. I'm assuming what happened is that since this was pending as well as a summary offense, not a misdemeanor, it slipped through. I think this combination was key, though it's possible it was just policy that only misdemeanors and felonies were disqualifying or looked for.

    Though I did research that once I was charged it certainly would show up in a background check as a criminal conviction. I hired a lawyer and while the case wasn't dropped, it was changed to a summary disorderly conduct for 'hazardous or physically offensive actions' which I'm dramatically more comfortable with because of the lack of connection to alcohol if employers ever see it.

    If it ever comes up I'm thinking I'll just say I was throwing firecrackers or I fart-bombed a park while on vacation with some friends lol. It's very ambiguous with the whole 'physically offensive actions' thing.

    I'm confident I've established some responsibility with alcohol, having not binged whatsoever, and not having any unless I'm home with days off. It is horrifying to contemplate that I could've been arrested for dui if the cops were merely having a bad day with how it all played out, considering I had open containers in the cab. A somber reminder that I'm sure will stay with me.

    I sincerely appreciate the advice and criticisms y'all offered. Thanks.
  2. Roadgeek395

    Roadgeek395 Light Load Member

    Jan 24, 2017
    I'm glad things worked out alright for you and you got the new job that you wanted.Take this whole situation as a life lesson, move forward but don't forget how bad things could have potentially been. What were the consequences after you got charged with the summary disorderly conduct?
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  3. Snow Hater

    Snow Hater Medium Load Member

    Dec 26, 2019
    Read this carefully. It is guaranteed that something stupid will happen again if you don't take action. As always, it's your choice.
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  4. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2016
    Eastern Iowa
    Thanks for the update, glad things are going well.
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  5. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    Glad things are working out

    I’d just stop drinking altogether .
    Although I know that’s a lot harder than it sounds.
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  6. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

    Jan 20, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca.
    :occasion5: Long as you can maintain, you’re good.
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  7. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Road Train Member

    Jun 10, 2019
    34 reset means how many hours you take on your reset, not how many beers you drink during it.
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