Our PA professional license attorney, Steven E. Kellis, knows that being convicted of driving under the influence in Pennsylvania dramatically impacts your personal and professional lives. The consequences of DUI can be especially harsh if you have or are seeking a professional license. However, good people make mistakes, and competent representation by a DUI attorney experienced in handling professional licensure issues can ensure that your legal rights will be fought for.
Will I Have to Disclose a DUI Conviction to My Licensing Board?
Many healthcare workers, medical personnel, childcare providers, financial and real estate professionals, commercial drivers and pilots, and other professionals do not always realize the consequences that a DUI conviction can have on their professional license. Thus, if you are a professional license holder in Pennsylvania, hiring an attorney early in your case is important to vie for a favorable outcome. Not only will an experienced DUI attorney be able to help you with the administrative (DMV hearing) and criminal stages of your case, but they can also assist you with the professional licensing disciplinary board hearings.
Professionals whose Pennsylvania licenses may be affected by a DUI conviction:
- Commercial Drivers
- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
- Stock Brokers
Persons in the jobs above must disclose whether they have been convicted of DUI in Pennsylvania. Each licensing board has its own disclosure requirements and disciplinary procedures. A knowledgeable drunk driving attorney experienced in handling DUI professional licensure issues can help you keep your license and your livelihood. Applicants for any of the above-listed permits may also be required to report a DUI conviction in their initial application, which may trigger further investigation into the moral character and fitness of the applicant.
Been Arrested for DUI? Free Legal Consultation
At The Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis, I understand that the stakes are high when a professional license holder has been charged with DUI. As a professional license holder, I know how vital this licensure is for your livelihood. You can count on me for zealous and aggressive legal representation. The first step to protecting your professional license is to fight the DUI arrest. To this end, defenses may be available to you, resulting in the charges being dismissed altogether, enrolling you in ARD, or entering a plea to reduce your charge to a lesser offense. The defenses that may be available to you depend on your specific facts and circumstances, and there is no way of knowing how to best defend against your DUI until I have met with you and reviewed your case. Contact me today to schedule a free consultation. You can reach me by filling out the form on my website or calling me 24 hours daily. I know that you have choices when it comes to selecting a DUI and PA professional license attorney to represent you, and I look forward to helping you through this difficult time.