How to Protect Your Professional License in a DUI Case

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

A DUI arrest is a serious offense, one that involves compromised judgment and the potential for harm to yourself and others. It's for that reason that having one on your record could potentially jeopardize not just your driving privileges, but your professional license.

Every profession has a separate board with different standards for how its members must conduct themselves. Those standards will also vary by state. After a DUI arrest, these professional boards have the authority to take disciplinary action against its members in any way they see fit, whether it be probation, community service, or worse – suspension or revocation of your license. That's why the strongest defense in such a case is to be prepared, not just for the consequences of the DIU trial, but for any investigation by your professional board.

If you or someone you love is facing questions by a professional board related to a DUI arrest, The Lento Law Firm Professional License Defense Team can help. Call 888.535.3686 or fill out the contact form now to get started.

How A Professional Board Might Proceed

A DUI arrest might trigger an investigation by a professional board, depending on the profession and the state laws. However, no professional board will take disciplinary action without such an investigation and without allowing its members to defend themselves.

That's why a strong defense is crucial. A DUI doesn't have to automatically mean a loss of your professional license, but without the right case, that might very well be the outcome. Presenting the board with police reports, witness statements, and medical records goes a long way toward explaining the situation.

But there's more to it than that. A professional board will also take into consideration character references, and whether this is the first offense. These are important issues that the licensing board needs to know as they're considering a DUI case.

The Intricacies Depending on the Profession

Depending on the profession, there are certain things to keep in mind regarding a DUI.

  • Healthcare professionals, for example, might face harsher scrutiny from their professional board after a DUI, because the boards might consider such an offense impacts their ability to put care for their patients first.
  • Education professionals might be considered unfit to be around children after a DUI arrest, which would leave them unable to do their job.
  • Transportation professionals, like airplane pilots or commercial drivers, would likewise be considered a risk after a DUI because their jobs require them to be in full use of their faculties at all times.
  • Finance professionals, like accountants and brokers, might face questions if their judgment is questioned after a DUI.

A DUI arrest and the possible questions it brings up against a professional board are not good for anyone, no matter the profession. But you don't have to face the process alone. The Lento Law Firm Professional License Defense Team can help guide you through all the questions the board might have, advocate on your behalf, and prepare the defense you need to protect the career you have worked so hard to build. Call 888.535.3686 or fill out the contact form now to get started.

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Joseph D. Lento

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