Losing Your Medical License Due To A DUI Conviction

You have spent years building your medical career. Education, licenses, and experience; these things require endless study sessions, hefty expenses, and plenty of hard work. In one night, a single mistake threatens everything you have worked for.

It may seem like a nightmare you can’t wake up from. The reality is that the impact of a DUI conviction can leave your professional career in pieces. The good news is, if you recently faced arrest there is still a chance to improve your outcome. If your trial has not occurred yet, do not waste time.

What Can I Do To Help My Situation?

When working with a skilled DUI Defense Lawyer, they will often do most of the heavy lifting concerning your case. There are a few things to do to allow them to pursue the best possible outcome for your charges.

To improve your defense attorney’s chances for success, here are a few of the tasks available:

  • Take your DUI charges seriously. Immediately hire legal representation with s mastery over DUI laws.
  • Follow any restrictions placed on you or your driving privileges. DO NOT drive with a suspended license; otherwise you are at risk of acquiring additional charges and penalties.
  • Appear in court if asked to do so by your defense attorney.
  • Only discuss your case with your lawyer.

If you follow these basic guidelines, an experienced DUI lawyer will be able to build you the best possible case. Consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. Coordinating with your lawyer is crucial for securing the most beneficial outcome.

What Will Happen To My License Or Certification?

Licensed healthcare professionals (including doctors) are bound to their respective licensing boards. Each of these boards have their own rules and regulations. The Maryland Board of Physicians reserves the power to carry out a variety of punitive measures. These include the ability to deny a license, place a healthcare professional on probation, or suspend/revoke a license.

For a first minor DUI offense, governing boards are more open to reason. It is possible that they will not take action if you are working with a skilled attorney. Those with multiple DUI offenses, or who face a felony DUI, are likely to have a hearing to discern disciplinary action.

This leaves you with the very real possibility of losing your medical license due to a DUI conviction. Don’t let years of work be lost over a single mistake, consult a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

An Experienced Defense Can Lessen Charges

When you work with an attorney whose expertise in law rivals your own in medicine, you open up a wide range of possibilities. Our skilled DUI lawyers are familiar with Annapolis, Anne Arundel, and Maryland laws. Using this knowledge, they may be able to reduce your charges, have your case thrown out, or enter a plea on your behalf.

The clock is ticking. If you are facing charges of DUI, don’t let it cost you your medical license. Contact us now for a free consultation by calling (866) 444-6363 or by using our online contact form.

 

About Andrew Alpert

+Andrew is one of the leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He blogs about Maryland DUI law, has numerous videos on the subject and has been asked to appear on national television to offer his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.