Holiday DUIs are a common problem this time of year. Many people often indulge in alcohol and recreational marijuana during small gatherings, at-home celebrations and of course office parties. As a result, these individuals can place themselves in compromising positions behind the wheel and end up with a DUI arrest. Not only does driving intoxicated place others in danger, it also puts your professional license on the line. In these instances, it’s imperative to get professional help from an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands how to fight your conviction and face your professional licensing board.
Consequences of Holiday DUIs
DUIs come with a variety of penalties. These could include:
- Jail time
- License denial
- License suspension
- License revocation
These convictions will also end up on your rap sheet and can cause friction with your career for years. A criminal defense attorney with experience in professional license defense can help.
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Criminal Defense for Licensed Professionals
When receiving a holiday DUI as a licensed professional, there are several hurdles you must overcome. First, you must take care of your DUI charge in criminal court. In order to fight your charges, mitigating evidence must be provided. This step can result in unforeseen consequences if not handled correctly.
Following your presence in criminal court, you are also required to disclose this DUI to your licensing board or on your professional license application. If you already have your license, you have to share this conviction with your board right away. As a result, you could be facing additional discipline to your professional career. If you are applying for your license for the first time, it’s crucial that this DUI matter is resolved before you submit your paperwork.
All of these steps can be extremely overwhelming and time-consuming. In order to get the best outcome possible in criminal court and with your professional licensing board, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner. Your lawyer can gather the correct evidence and properly represent you in criminal court and before your board. Additionally, they will clean up your record and ensure your license application gets approved right away.
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Contact Unlock Legal
Did you receive a DUI this holiday season? Contact us immediately.
More than a hundred thousand drivers are arrested for DUIs each year.
We are experienced attorneys in all aspects of criminal defense and professional license defense. We will work tirelessly to help you get the best outcome possible for your case.
Unlock Legal provides focused representation in criminal defense and license defense for California professionals. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at 949-988-4444 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can.