DUI Charges And Your Teaching License

Protecting Your Reputation And Your Future

If you are a teacher or planning to become one, pleading guilty or no contest to drunk driving charges may not be an option. To protect your reputation and your career, you should put your case in the hands of an experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible.

At the Annapolis law firm of Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, our lawyers have the experience and the courtroom skills to defend you. Our lawyers represent teachers, military personnel, government employees and other professionals who have been arrested for driving under the influence in Maryland. Contact us 24/7 for a free consultation about your case.

Can A Teacher Be Fired For A DUI Conviction?

Whether or not you can be fired for a DUI conviction depends on the rules of your school district. It is very common for schools to fire teachers following a DUI conviction. While some fired teachers successfully win their jobs back, the legal process of fighting a termination can be costly both financially and emotionally.

Criminal background checks are increasingly common in all professions, and a criminal history that includes drunk driving could prevent you from being considered for a teaching job. Whether you are currently a teacher or a college student seeking a teaching certification, it's important to avoid any resolution of your case that would result in a conviction.

Building Your Defense

Even if you failed a Breathalyzer test, you may have strong defenses that would allow our lawyers to obtain a pretrial dismissal, a plea bargain to a less serious offense or a not-guilty verdict at trial. DUI charges in Maryland are highly technical cases, and defenses to those charges tend to be equally technical. For example:

  • Did police have reasonable suspicion for stopping you?
  • Did police have probable cause for administering a Breathalyzer test?
  • Did police make procedural mistakes?

Anyone can be arrested for DUI. Our lawyers will fight hard to prevent one regrettable incident from ruining your future.

Experienced Teacher Disqualification Attorneys In Annapolis

For a free case evaluation, call Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, day or night at 410.268.5515 or 888.268.5515, or contact us online. Se habla español.

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