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I am applying to a job that gives me a company car. Will they find my DUI after 7 years in california ?

When I was 18 years old I blew a .01 the morning after a night of drinking, in santa barbara county. Now i live in contra costa county. Both in California. the only punishment i got was drivers liscence suspension for 1 year. Thats it. no fines. No court. Just that. It has been 7 years and I am applying for a pharmaceutical job that gives me a company car and pays all my insurance and everything. I have called 4 insurance companies to get quotes and to run my record and there is no trace of the DUI. They only check the last 5 years.My question: When I goto apply for these jobs and they do a background driving check are they going to find my dui after it has been over 7 years? I stated no on the applications, but dont want to waste my time interviewing if it comes up>HELP i need an accurate answer!

Asked By: Cole E - 9/10/2007
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Assuming that all the facts are accurate, you were NOT convicted of a DUI. In fact, you were not convicted of any crime. A Preliminary Alcohol Screening device (a "PAS") showed that you were driving at a .01 while under 21. That can be a violation of Vehicle Code section 23136. That is not DUI, which is VC section... More
Answered By: John S - 9/11/2007
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If there was a time limit on that part of the question (3, 5, or 7 years, however the application was set up) and you answered No, you should be okay. Being a private sector entity they would only have access to the standard DMV check that insurance would.
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Answered By: knoodelhed - 9/11/2007
 
i cant give you an accurate answer but it seems to me that you are starting off on the wrong foot to begin with by lieing on the application. if i was the hiring manager i would be doing an extensive background check not because of what you told me but because everyone lies at some point in their lives on applications... More
Answered By: lonnie9295 - 9/11/2007
 
Just go for it. What do you have to lose... More
Answered By: Cheffy D - 9/11/2007
 
When I saw your' headline,my advice was going to be to come clean,and beat 'em to it.But,after reading this whole thing,I would say to go with the flow.They only check the last 5?Alright!If at any point in the future it comes up,you can say that it was _ years ago,you were barely over,and the company was only checking... More
Answered By: M - 9/11/2007
 
your biggest mistake was to lie on the application... More
Answered By: james b - 9/11/2007
 
no Most dmv reports only go back 3 years. and if they paid to go back futher the limitation is 7 years. Only if you have a felony will ANY blip show up
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Answered By: rico suave - 9/11/2007
 
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