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Getting a DUI When You Have a Medical License

Posted on : March 19, 2017, By:  J Brian Kelley
Mississippi DUI Lawyer

Any nurse, doctor, CNA, or other medical professional with a medical license charged with a DUI in Mississippi, faces serious trouble. In fact, you face more trouble than the average Joe busted for drinking and driving. Additionally, if convicted, your medical license might be revoked, leaving you without a job or the ability to get a new one in the same skill set. When you’re arrested for drinking and driving and are a medical professional, it’s absolutely critical to get legal help.

DUI Penalties

DUI penalties include, but are not limited to:

  • Heavy fines
  • Jail time
  • Loss of driver’s license
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Mandatory alcohol counseling
  • Increased insurance rates
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Potential additional criminal charges if the DUI caused an accident that hurt or killed someone
  • Potential civil suit if the DUI caused an accident that hurt or killed someone

Not only do nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals face the above consequences if found guilty of drinking and driving, they also stand to lose their medical license. Therefore, all of these combined can cause an individual and even a family to go into financial crisis.

Challenging a DUI

There are many ways to challenge a DUI arrest. Additionally, if you’re a medical professional, you absolutely should. There is more at stake for you than someone without a medical license facing DUI charges.

With the help of an attorney, explore the possibility that the breathalyzer equipment is faulty or improperly calibrated. You can argue that the officer had no probable cause to pull your vehicle over in the first place, or you can argue that there were alternative explanations for poor performance on field sobriety tests. In fact, your attorney can let you know what types of defenses are most likely going to be successful in your cases after a thorough review of the evidence and circumstances surrounding your DUI stop and arrest.

Contact the Law Offices of J. Brian Kelley Today

Don’t let a DUI steal your livelihood away from you or destroy your reputation if you’re a medical professional. At the Law Offices of J. Brian Kelley, we have the skills and resources to help you fight zealously against drinking and driving charges. Call today for a consultation at (662) 324-3476.

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