How A DUI Can Impact Your Nursing License

Mario A. Godoy
How A DUI Can Impact Your Nursing License

If you are a nurse who is charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence), your nursing license can be suspended. Even if you are found not guilty of Driving Under the Influence, the consequences can destroy your career and increase your medical malpractice insurance fees.

A condition of receiving an Illinois driver’s license is that you gave implied consent to taking a field sobriety or breathalyzer test. If you refuse to take any of these tests then the Illinois Secretary of State will suspend your license for 1 year.

What Should A Nurse Do If They Are Arrested For DUI?

If you are charged with a DUI, you should immediately contact an experienced DUI defense attorney. To protect your rights and to ensure that you get the best possible resolution to your case, you need to consult a skilled DUI defense lawyer. A skilled DUI lawyer has many ways to help clients get out of a DUI charge by identifying reasonable doubts or legal flaws in the evidence that is needed to convict someone.

If you are pulled over by the police you can refuse to take any of the field sobriety tests. You can also refuse to take any breathalyzer tests. The breathalyzer will be offered at the police station and on the road. Even if an officer tries to convince you to take these tests you can still politely refuse.

Always remember to be polite to the officer. The officer can ask you to exit the vehicle. Remain calm and silent. Anything you say or do will be used against you in court. The police officers will likely have video recording equipment recording the entire event. Generally, the recording system starts when the officer sees you driving in an erratic manner.

In obtaining your license you gave implied consent to taking these tests so if you refuse to take any of these field sobriety tests or breathalyzer tests then the Illinois Secretary of State will suspend your license for 1 year.

If you do not blow then there will be no scientific evidence that could indicate you are legally intoxicated. If you choose not to take the field sobriety tests, then the observations from that test will not be used in a case against you.

Watch: Chicago DUI Defense Lawyer Mario Godoy on What to DO If You Are Pulled Over After Driving 

Are You A Nurse Charged With DUI?

If you are a nurse who is charged with DUI, a skilled DUI defense lawyer can protect your rights and build a strong defense. Godoy Law Office serves the entire Chicago, Illinois area including DuPage, Cook, Kane, Will, and Lake Counties. To get started on your DUI defense, call 630-912-0322 to schedule a consultation with one of the experienced immigration attorneys today.

 

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