Career Consequences after a DUI
A DUI arrest comes with direct and indirect consequences. Those indirect consequences are significant for certain licensed professionals including:
- the holder of a commercial driver’s license (CDL);
- the holder of a pilot’s license;
- a certified educator (teacher in a public or private school);
- health care provider (physician or nurse);
- an attorney;
- law enforcement officer; or
- a member of the military.
If you have a license to practice your chosen profession, you must strictly comply with specific reporting requirements after an arrest. One wrong move might result in the suspension or revocation of your license.
Regardless of your profession, you should read your employment contract carefully to see if you are required to report the arrest, administrative suspension of your driver’s license, or conviction (even if the court withheld adjudication on a less charge such as reckless driving).
Make sure that you hire an attorney within ten (10) days of the arrest so that you can contest the administrative suspension of your driver’s license at the Bureau of Administrative Review (BAR) at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).
Attorneys for Professionals Charged with a DUI in Tampa, FL
Over the years, the attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm have represented professionals charged with DUI at every stage of the case. We can help you demand a formal review hearing within the first ten (10) days of your arrest.
From our main office in Tampa, FL, we can also help you fight the case in the courtroom as you fight for an outright dismissal on the merits.
We also have offices in New Port Richey in Pasco County and Clearwater in Pinellas County, FL.
Contact us to find out what you need to do right now to fight the charges in court, protect your driver’s license during a formal review hearing at the DHSMV, and protect your license to continue in your chosen profession.
Call 813-250-0500 today.
This article was last updated on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.