Hello all, I recently was arrested for a DUI. I have not had my court date but I have hired an attorney and I am hoping to get the charges reduced or dismissed. I know that it was wrong and I am not looking for a lecture. I am well past 21 and I barely blew over the legal limit. Not an excuse but I am a responsible person and I am accepting responsibility for my actions, however, I know that a steep battle is in front of me. My question is how will this affect my chances in getting a teaching job in California. I do not have anything else on my record (both criminal and DMV). I was recently hired as a teaching assistant and I am hoping that I am able to stay on at this school for the next few years but will I ever be able to work for a different district? Will this completely exclude me from the application pool even after my probation is completed and the DUI is expunged? (Yes I do know that a DUI is never completely removed from your record in California but you can still go through the expungement process). Thanks so much for any help you can offer. I have always wanted to be a teacher and I am hoping that this didn't destroy my chances forever.