Licensed Professionals, Virginia DUI and Disciplinary Action

You probably know that a DUI can result in a license suspension, jail time, and costly fines. But did you know that it can also affect your professional license? A DUI conviction is serious. Not only can it deprive you of your freedom, it can tarnish your reputation. Fortunately, with one of the best lawyer’s in Fairfax County, Eric Clingan, you can build a solid DUI defense. If police stop you on suspicion of drunk driving, remain calm and cooperate. After you are booked, ask to speak to your attorney. Eric Clingan is an experienced, skilled DUI lawyer in Fairfax who can quickly protect your rights, ease your anxiety, and help you fight the charges and win your DUI case!

Why a Fairfax DUI may threaten your professional license

You worked hard to obtain your professional license. And now, because of a DUI arrest, everything you worked for may be on the line. Thanks to technology, namely the internet, it is now possible for state licensing boards to receive notifications any time one of their license holders is charged with criminal activity.

If you are convicted of drunk driving, the licensing authority may call for your professional license to be revoked or suspended.  As an example, consider the experience of a real client of The NoVa Law Firm who is a nurse.  The nursing board threatened to take the following actions:

  • Refuse to admit her to any examination.
  • Refuse to issue her a license, certificate, or registration.
  • Suspend her license, certificate, registration, or licensure privilege.
  • Revoke any license, certificate, registration, or licensure that she had.
  • Censure or reprimand her.
  • Place her on probation for a designated time.

Needless to say, none of these things happened to her because Eric Clingan won her case.  Still, you need to be aware that a DUI can have significant repercussions on your future and professional life. The NoVa Law Firm has spent 20 years protecting our client’s rights, freedom, and reputation.

Which Professional Licenses may be jeopardized by DUI?

Here are some examples of professionals who have the most to lose:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Pilots
  • CDL holders
  • Pharmacists
  • Teachers
  • EMTs
  • Lawyers
  • Dentists

Years of schooling and training is at risk when you are arrested for a DUI. However, with the guidance of a skilled criminal defense lawyer, you can build a strong defense to protect your driver’s license, career, and freedom.

Contact an experienced Fairfax DUI defense attorney today

At the Nova Law Firm, we have the experience, skill, and tenacity to handle the toughest cases. Whether you are a first-time offender, or have multiple DUI charges, we are ready to fight aggressively to protect your rights. Call (703) 352-9347 or contact us online to discuss your case with a knowledgeable lawyer.

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About the Author: Eric Clingan

About the Author: Eric Clingan

Eric Clingan is an experienced Criminal Defense attorney and the founder of the NoVA Law firm. He focuses his practice on defending residents of Northern Virginia charged with DUIs, reckless driving, drug charges, and other criminal accusations

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