The California Board of Accountancy licenses and regulates individuals practicing public accountancy in California. A criminal conviction can adversely affect your accountancy license in Southern California, even a conviction for DUI. For this reason, you need the help of a dedicated Professional Licensing Lawyer to assist you after an arrest for driving under the influence in Southern California.


What is a “substantially related” crime?

A substantially related crime is one that is related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a licensed accountant. Typically, as an accountant, being arrested for a DUI in Southern California will not be found substantially related to the functions of an accountant. However, the Board may be concerned with underlying addiction issues, particularly if there have been multiple offenses.

When do I have to report a conviction?

If you are a licensed accountant in California, it is mandatory to report any felony conviction or other criminal conviction such as theft, embezzlement, misappropriation of funds or property, breach of fiduciary responsibility, the preparation, publication or dissemination of false, fraudulent or materially misleading financial statements, reports or information.

When should I hire a DUI defense attorney?

Any person arrested for driving under the influence in Southern California should hire a leading lawyer immediately after arrest. Failure to hire an experienced drunk driving defense attorney could result in the automatic suspension of your driving privileges and the potential suspension or revocation of your accountancy license. Do not wait. The Law Offices of Scott Henry is here to help. Call our offices toll-free for your free initial case consultation.

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