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Asked by Karan on December 24, 2016

I accepted an internship offer from a Fortune 500 company about a month ago, which I was extremely happy about. Just a few days ago, I was arrested for a DUI charge for SLEEPING IN MY CAR. I did not want to drive because I knew I was intoxicated. However, the law isn't so understanding of my situation. What are the chances that the company will withdraw my internship offer when they find out?

Answered by Amanda, Hiring Expert at Daikin Applied, on January 10, 2017

Hello,   If you have a position which requires you to drive, then you should immediately notify them.  Most likely they will recind your offer due to the job requirements.  Otherwise, I would disclose it, but if you're not required to drive, it should have no impact on your offer. 

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Answered by Lina, Hiring Expert at ADP, on January 11, 2017

Hello! It's always a good idea to be upfront and honest with your employer regarding these things because they will find out. It's much better when they find out from you from the beginning as opposed to later in the offer process. The chance of your offer being rescinded depends on the company's offer policy but if you are not required to drive as part of your job, you should be okay.

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Answered by Megan, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on January 17, 2017

I would assume this will come up during your background check during onboarding, but depending on the requirements of the internship, this shouldn't impact your eligibility. As long as you have a reliable way of getting to work and other events your internship requires, I do not foresee your internship offer being rescinded.

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