Drunk Driving, Professional License And Security Clearance Issues

Beyond jail, fines and loss of driving privileges, a DUI conviction can have severe consequences for current and future employment. This is especially true for licensed professionals and military personnel who may face sanctions as the direct result of a drunk driving prosecution.

Protecting Your Professional Status Or Military Career

At Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, we anticipate both the criminal penalties and the collateral damage of a DUI. We have represented professionals whose licensure was jeopardized by charges of driving under the influence. We have also defended military personnel of the U.S. Naval Academy, Andrews Air Force Base and Fort Meade whose DUI arrest impacted security clearance, advancement or continued service.

Our law firm handles DUI defense in Annapolis, Baltimore and throughout Maryland, including federal jurisdiction cases involving service members. Contact us day or night for a free consultation.

DUI And Professional Licenses

Doctors, nurses, lawyers, accountants and other professionals who are licensed by the state of Maryland have much at stake if they are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A DUI conviction — or even a publicized arrest — could lead to suspension of one's ability to practice or a damaging reprimand in one's licensure file. Medical professionals and other licensees must report criminal convictions when they seek re-credentialing every few years, and a DUI could result in a career-killing decision by the licensing board not to renew.

DUI And Military Security Clearance

Many positions in the military depend upon a certain level of security clearance. If a service member or federal government employee is found guilty of DUI, his or her clearance could be withdrawn or downgraded, leading to discharge, demotion or stalled advancement. The conviction could result in denial of requests for higher security clearance or denial of periodic reissue of clearance.

Contact Our Maryland DUI Defense Team

We welcome licensed professionals and we welcome midshipmen, senior officers, enlisted personnel and civilian employees of Maryland military installations. With more than 60 years of combined experience, proven DUI lawyers Gill Cochran and Mandeep Chhabra know how to fight drunk driving allegations. They will challenge your case from every angle to avoid a conviction or insulate you from any career fallout.

For a free consultation with one of our Annapolis DUI/DWI defense attorneys, call Cochran and Chhabra, LLC, toll free at 888.268.5515 or contact us online. You can reach us 24/7.

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