If you are a dental professional and arrested for a DUI in Orange County you could face substantial penalties against your license. All dentists and dental health care professionals are licensed by the California Department of Consumer Affairs – Dental Board of California. The board is generally concerned with convictions of crimes that are substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a dentist. If the board determines that the conviction is substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties, your license may be suspended or revoked.
What to Do First if You're arrested for a DUI
It can be overwhelming if you are arrested for a DUI in Southern California. The first thing you should do is call a qualified defense attorney who dedicates their practice to DUI defense. All California dentists and registered dental assistants can face administrative proceedings from the Dental Board of California. In addition to your professional license, you will face criminal court proceedings and an administrative per se hearing through the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Call our offices toll free for an initial consultation today.
When to Report to the Dental Board of California
Remember, not all arrests are required to be reported to the Dental Board. We can help you determine when reporting is compulsory and how to address the board in an administrative hearing. Many times the board is concerned with an underlying addiction problem. We will help you find an addiction specialist who can rule out any addiction issues and allow you to keep your license. We are here to help. Call our offices today.