DUI/Drug Conviction And Substance Abuse California

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In California, the California Board of Registered Nursing takes substance abuse issues and DUI or drug charges seriously. If you are struggling with substance abuse or have been charged with a crime involving drugs or alcohol, your nursing license may be in jeopardy.

At S J Harris Law, we understand the emotional and physical challenges those struggling with alcohol or drug addictions face. We work closely with our clients to help them overcome their substance abuse issues and defend their licenses.

Protect your reputation, your license and your future. Contact S J Harris Law.

Attorney Scott J. Harris helps nurses throughout California protect their licenses and their livelihoods after being charged with a DUI or drug charge, or accused of substance abuse.

DUI/Drug Convictions And Substance Abuse Jeopardize Your Nursing License

In addition to criminal penalties, DUI or drug charges can severely impact your ability to continue working as a nurse. After being charged, the state will notify the California Board of Registered Nursing. This may trigger an investigation into your abilities and whether substance abuse is impairing your ability to provide quality care to your patients.

At S J Harris Law, we represent nurses during every stage of the licensure discipline process. We do everything in our power to protect your license. From the initial investigation to administrative hearings, administrative appeals and appeals to the superior court, we will not give up.

The Board of Registered Nursing offers a diversion program that provides confidential counseling to nurses struggling with substance abuse. However, this program is not available to all nurses. We help nurses take advantage of the tools necessary to save their licenses and to get the help they may need.

Accused Of Taking Medications From Patients

If you’ve been accused of diversion, your nursing license is on the line. At S J Harris Law, we can help.

License defense lawyer Scott J. Harris knows both sides of the coin. Prior to opening his practice, Mr. Harris worked as a Deputy Attorney General and licensing board prosecutor. Because he knows how licensing agencies function, he knows how to build strong, effective defense strategies that protect his clients’ licenses and their livelihoods.

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If your license is revoked, your nursing career will be over. Don’t leave your future up to chance. Contact S J Harris Law for help. Call our office at 323-370-6139 to schedule a free 30-minute consultation from our Los Angeles area office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I lose my nursing license after a DUI?

Yes, any criminal activity can cause you to lose your nursing license. Contact a nursing license defense attorney today if you have been accused of a DUI.

Will a DUI keep me from getting my nursing license?

While a misdemeanor DUI can result in disciplinary action, it will usually not result in the end of your nursing career.

Should I hire a lawyer for my DUI hearing against my nursing license?

Although being convicted of a DUI doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll lose your license, hiring a lawyer early into the investigation to advocate for you is in your best interest.

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When dealing with these complex issues, you need legal representation that has a long track record of success in these types of cases. Scott Harris and the rest of our team at S J Harris Law will be ready to help you pursue any option available that allows you to keep your license and continue working, no matter what industry you are in.


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