I was hired with EOD as a software developer in January 2017. I believe I’m not up for review until about that time in 2022. I received a DUI (pending) a little over a month ago. Was never arrested but there was an accident involved with myself being the only injured party. Never had a violation, record of any kind, driving record is completely clean otherwise. Per my lawyer’s recommendation I’m attending victim impact panels and enrolled myself in an intensive outpatient program to lessen the impact of what the judge sees fit to decide. It is a misdemeanor. I’m assuming they’ll want to determine if I’m a problem drinker and therefore a risky investment. I’m unaware of any requirement to self report. I’ve reviewed the legal contract regarding my employment and it mainly covers proprietary issues (i.e. I can’t reuse the code I write for use elsewhere if I’ve written it on the clock or while using a GFE). I’m a contractor in web development. My question is, how worried should I be? It’s the only job I’ve really loved and don’t want it to disappear because of one terribly misguided decision after a night of celebrating a promotion. I have not self reported as the court date isn’t for a couple more weeks.
Thank you for any input or advice.