Professional Licensing Attorney Representing Lawyers
As an attorney in the State of California, you know that the State Bar
has the power to take away your right to practice, ultimately ending your
ability to make a living in the legal field. Records with the State Bar
of California can be made public, and can stay on your profile for a lifetime.
If you are a lawyer in Southern California and have been arrested for
driving under the influence, you need to consult an aggressive DUI defense
attorney from the Law Offices of Scott Henry immediately.
Understanding Your Charges
If you are arrested in Southern California for drunk driving, you will
most likely be charged with violation of Vehicle Code section 23152 (a) and (b).
You can even be charged with a DUI even if you do not have any alcohol
in your system; you can be arrested for a DUI in Southern California if you are under the
influence of illicit or prescription drugs. At a time like this, you need
the help of an experienced drunk driving defense attorney who can also
provide assistance with professional licensing issues related to the State
Bar of California.
Mandatory Reporting for Attorneys
Under Business and Professions Code Section 6068(o),
attorneys licensed in the State of California are required to self-report
felony charges by indictment or information, as well as all felony convictions
and certain misdemeanor convictions. Compulsory self-reporting for misdemeanor convictions includes those
crimes which are committed in the course of the practice of law; or in
a manner in which a client of the attorney was the victim; or a necessary
element of which involves improper conduct of an attorney, including dishonesty
or other moral turpitude; or an attempt of conspiracy or solicitation
of another to commit a felony or a misdemeanor of that type.
Driving under the influence in Southern California is typically not a crime
which requires self-reporting. However, it is in your best interest to
consult with a knowledgeable
professional licensing attorney to protect your professional, legal interests at this time.