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Can a DUI Jeopardize My License as a Medical Professional?

Illinois Medical License Defense Attorney

Being arrested for drunk driving is an intimidating experience for anybody. A DUI conviction can result in serious fines, potential jail time, probation, and the loss of your driver's license. Even an arrest for DUI that does not result in a conviction can lead to a driver's license suspension, and it can have a negative impact on your personal and professional reputation. To make matters worse, your professional license may also be affected. That is why it is essential for anyone in this situation to work with the professional license defense attorney at The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc.. We can provide complete representation to help you address legal issues that affect your license and your career.

How Can My Medical License Be Affected By a DUI?

If you are a healthcare or medical professional who is arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), you will likely face a vigorous investigation and prosecution by the IDFPR, and this can have a significant effect on your ability to practice your profession. While there is no specific formula for assessing penalties after a DUI arrest or conviction, more often than not, you will face public discipline like probation or suspension of your medical license. In fact, even if you are able to avoid a criminal conviction, you may face discipline based on the facts surrounding the DUI, such as the blood alcohol content (BAC) level measured after you were arrested.

What Type of Discipline Will I Face?

In many cases, disciplinary action takes the form of a license suspension. Suspensions of a professional license can be definite or indefinite. A definite suspension will terminate after a specified amount of time, while an indefinite suspension will remain in effect until you successfully petition for restoration of your license. In some cases, an indefinite suspension has a minimum period of suspension, but if there is no minimum period of suspension, a licensee is able to petition for restoration immediately. However, before doing so, you should take the proper rehabilitative measures, such as seeking necessary clinical treatment for substance abuse, completing any requirements imposed by a criminal judgment, and taking any relevant continuing education coursework.

Contact an Illinois Medical License Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for DUI, your license as a medical professional may be in jeopardy. An attorney familiar in the field of professional license defense can help work up your case and prepare an appropriate defense. This includes coordinating with the attorneys handling your criminal matter and protecting your license from being unfairly disciplined. To learn more about how The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc. can provide you with representation when you are facing disciplinary action, contact us at 630-310-1267 to schedule a free consultation.

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