DUI Defense for Professional Licenses

A DUI arrest can happen to anyone, even to people who hold prominent titles or have a professional license and certification. However, the major difference is the consequence resulting from that DUI charge.

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We Will Defend Your Professional License and Career

A DUI or other criminal charge can have much greater and significant consequences for holders of professional licenses, including collateral consequences such as losing your driver’s license and the decertification, probation or revocation of your professional license or certification. This is why it’s critical to seek legal help from attorneys that specialize in DUI defense and criminal defense. If you choose not to, it can lead to the suspension, decertification, probation, or revocation of your professional license or certification. Schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Schatz, Anderson & Associates today! We are certified in DUI defense and standardized field sobriety test instructors.

At Schatz, Anderson & Associates, we have defended clients before the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL), School Boards, and much more. Our DUI and criminal defense attorneys have defended professionals from a wide range of industries, including school teachers, assistant principals, and emergency room physicians.

In order to effectively defend you, our skilled DUI defense attorneys must understand how professional licensing organizations like the DOPL, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Judge Adjunct General (JAG) function and discipline their members.

Professions that require timely reporting of DUI and other criminal arrests include:

  • Pilots (See Details Below)
  • EMTs
  • Realtors
  • Lawyers
  • Bank and financial institution employees
  • Teachers, school board members, and education other administrators
  • Doctors, nurses, medical students, and other medical professionals
  • Massage therapists
  • Commercial drivers
  • FAA Requirements For Holders of Pilot's Licenses

    As a detailed example, listed below are the FAA requirements for the holder of a pilot’s license. It is important to note that not only must a conviction be reported, but the pilot only has sixty days to report the arrest. Missing this critical requirement would result in a suspension of the pilot’s license even if the charges were eventually dismissed.

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    Under 14 CFR 61.15, all pilots must send a Notification Letter (MS Word) to FAA’s Security and Investigations Division within 60 calendar days of the effective date of an alcohol-related conviction or administrative action. In 14 CFR 61.15(c), alcohol-related convictions or administrative actions refer to motor vehicle actions (MVA).
    FAA Notification Letters
    Note: Each event, conviction, or administrative action, requires a separate Notification Letter. For example, an airman’s driver license may be suspended at the time of arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol for either:
    – Failing a blood/breath test
    – Refusing to test
    The airman must send a Notification Letter for the suspension, then send a second Notification Letter if the alcohol-related offense results in a conviction. Even though the airman sent two notification letters, the FAA views the suspension and conviction as one alcohol-related incident.

    The Professional License DUI Defense Experts

    At Schatz, Anderson & Associates, we are trained and experienced in defending not just DUI and criminal defense charges, but the vast array of sanctions, fines, and revocations that professionals can face as the result of a DUI arrest. In some cases, we have been able to negotiate a reduced penalty from the organization while litigation of the criminal charge is proceeding.

    In a recent case, we were able to negotiate a deal for a nursing student to repeat the final semester of an RN nursing program, rather than be expelled altogether and lose the benefits of completing three-and-a-half years of college. This goes to show just how vital it is that you seek legal help from an experienced and aggressive DUI defense attorney in Utah. We are able to anticipate and mitigate these types of problems in order to protect your livelihood.

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    Note: We only handle Utah cases. If you have a case or charge in another state, please contact an attorney who is licensed to practice law in that state.

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