Author Archives: Peter Johnson

Challenging the results of blood tests in DUI arrests

Most DUI investigations involve either blood being drawn or a breath test being taken. This article addresses some of the issues that arise regarding blood testing.  Most people (and unfortunately many “DUI” Lawyers) generally believe that if you take a … Continue reading

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Denial of a Physician Assistant Certificate following a DUI Conviction

A conviction of a DUI can prevent the issuance of a Physician’s Assistant (PA) certificate. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) requires a PA seeking certification to pass a national examination before being licensed by the individual … Continue reading

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Revocation or Denial of a Merchant Mariner Credential Because of a DUI

A DUI conviction can bar a person from obtaining or renewing a Merchant Marine Credential. Additionally, a driver’s license suspension by the Department of Motor Vehicles can extend the period during which the Coast Guard will give greater weight to the significance of the conviction. Continue reading

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Driver’s License Suspension and BUI

The Department of Motor Vehicles unsuccessfully argued that it could suspend a person’s driver’s license upon conviction of boating under the influence. After the Department lost in court, a Bill was introduced into the State Legislature attempting to grant the Department the power it claimed in the courts. Continue reading

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DUI Bar to Real Estate License

A conviction of a DUI can prevent the issuance or cause the suspension or revocation of a real estate license if combined with another conviction involving drugs or alcohol. The California Real Estate Commissioner has developed criteria for the denial, … Continue reading

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Will a Doctor lose his/her License due to DUI?

A DUI Arrest or Conviction can result in disciplinary action against a physician’s license or license applicant. Continue reading

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Are Commercial Drivers’ DUI Penalties Appropriate?

DUI Penalties For Commercial Drivers are severe even if not driving a Commercial Vehicle at the time of Arrest. The Commercial Driver will experience a one year disqualification upon the first conviction, suspension or refusal. The Commercial Driver will experience a life-time disqualification upon a conviction, suspension or refusal with a prior offense. Continue reading

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