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College Basketball Star Looking for New Job after DUI Arrest

Being arrested for DUI can have a significant impact on your job, especially if you're working in positions of responsibility or authority. One Atlanta college basketball star is finding this out the hard way. The man Kenny Anderson has played with the NBA and Georgia Tech. He lost his job recently after being arrested for DUI. At the time, he was coaching basketball at a small school in Florida.

Anderson was arrested for DUI last month. This is his second arrest for driving under the influence since he was hired by the private school. He was arrested in December 2011 after he was involved in a DUI related accident, and left the scene of the accident.

However, that DUI arrest did not have an effect on his job at the school, and he retained his employment. However, the school authorities were not as willing to overlook his second DUI arrest, and have decided to make the decision to let him go once his contract is completed.

DUI charges can be very serious in California, which has some of the toughest DUI laws in the US. Penalties can include, license suspension, jail time and monetary fines.

A DUI arrest can jeopardize the most promising career as any Los Angeles DUI lawyer knows. There is a very low level of public tolerance for DUI, and often, employers, especially when they are involved in education like schools, colleges and could find themselves under tremendous pressure to fire employees who have been caught or convicted for driving under the influence. Public officials can also lose their jobs after they have been arrested for DUI.

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