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Impact Of DUI Charges On Professional LicensesThe Inniss Firm, PLLC can absolutely assist in saving your medical license. DWI, DUI, and DWAI constitute 97% of what our firm handles: what we refer to as the “Driving While . . .” cases.

Any conviction for DWI will automatically trigger an inquiry into your medical license. You may not see this immediately, but it will likely arise the next time you attempt to renew or re-register your license.  A conviction of this nature will result in a “bruise” to your license. It is not certain that you will lose your license on an initial or one-time DUI offense, but this can change significantly depending on the individual factors and circumstances of your case, or if it is a repeated offense.

Any regular DWI will be different in many ways from an aggravated DWI, which may be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances. Factors such as whether or not a person was injured or killed in a DUI accident, your particular blood alcohol concentration at the time of your incident, and whether or not this is a first-time offense impact the nature of your specific situation.

At the Inniss Firm PLLC, we will handle the criminal aspect of your DUI case and represent you while working closely with professionals who do nothing but attend to your medical license. These situations are never handled in a one-size-fits-all manner, and we attentively work with you to meet the needs of your particular case.

If you are convicted of a DWI, your medical license will be impacted in some form. While your license will not necessarily be cancelled or revoked, disciplinary procedures will almost always be initiated at the next time that you have to renew.

There are a slew of potential considerations that come into play in terms of how your state medical license will be impacted. Having a trusted attorney to help you achieve an ideal outcome and navigate these complexities is an invaluable tool in the process of protecting your future.

Will I Lose My Nursing License If I’m Arrested Or Convicted Of A DWI Or DUI In New York State?  Can Your Firm Help Me?

While an arrest for a DUI will not, in and of itself, result in the loss of your nursing license, there are many factors that will determine how your license will be affected in connection with a DUI.

In most cases, you are not required to report any arrest. However, because you are a medical professional, the fact that you got arrested will likely trigger certain notifications, as your fingerprints are likely to be on file from when you received your driver’s license. Because of this, it may be the case that your employer will be notified of the arrest, or that the state Department of Education (which issues your nursing license) will be notified.

In the case that a DUI conviction occurs, and not only an arrest, the New York State Office of Professions will look into the circumstances of your arrest and conviction, and their investigation may result in action being taken against your license.

These actions may lead to a revocation, suspension, or cancellation of your medical license. However, regardless of the specific action taken against your medical license, the NYS Office of Professions may impose certain requirements for you to undertake (such as counseling) and in some instances, you may be placed under a probationary status.

Will I Lose My Pharmaceutical License If Arrested And Convicted Of DWI Or DUI In New York State?

Whether or not you lose your pharmaceutical license following a conviction for DWI depends on the facts and circumstances of your individualized case.  An arrest alone will not typically result in the loss of your license. That said, the instance of whether or not a conviction occurs is an important factor.

Pharmaceutical licenses are issued by the Department of Education in the state of New York and at the time of a DUI arrest, a notification will typically be made both to the state Department of Education and your employer, if you are employed at the time of your arrest.

If you are convicted of a DUI offense, a disciplinary inquiry into your license by the Department of Education will be triggered. The NYS Office of Professions will look into the individual circumstances and make a determination on your license based on the facts and circumstances of your case.

You may be required to self-report when you renew your pharmaceutical license if it has not automatically come up. However, whether or not your license is cancelled, suspended, revoked, or placed in any  other probationary status will always depend on the individual facts and circumstances of your case and whether a conviction does occur.

Could I Lose My Teaching License If I’m Arrested Or Convicted Of Driving While Intoxicated Or Driving Under The Influence In New York State?

Whether or not you lose your teaching license will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your case and whether or not you’re convicted for a DUI charge, or what kind of DUI charge you were arrested for.

A misdemeanor-level conviction may trigger the state Department of Education to look into the facts and circumstances of your case in order to make a determination surrounding your teaching license and whether disciplinary or further action is needed.

These determinations may not involve other actions such as a requirement for counseling, therapy, or things of that nature.

An initial arrest does not typically trigger a suspension or a revocation of any kind. However, a DUI conviction of any kind will generally lead to an inquiry of your teaching license and may be cause  for it to be impacted. Most importantly, the facts and circumstances of your case are a large influence on these matters, as well as whether or not there has been any prior history of DUI offenses or any prior disciplinary action involving your teaching license.

For more information on DUI Law In New York, a Complimentary consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (845) 533-0265 today.

Randall Inniss, Esq.

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