The California Society of Health-System Pharmacists or CSHP regulates pharmacists in the State of California. If you hold a professional pharmaceutical license, you could be required to report a conviction for DUI to the CSHP. Generally, a felony conviction must be reported but may not result in the automatic loss of your pharmaceutical license. A misdemeanor conviction may have professional license repercussions depending on the circumstances of the case and whether or not the crime is substantially related to the functions of the licensee. Under Business and Professions Code section 4311, incarceration for a felony conviction triggers automatic license suspension.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for drunk driving in Southern California and is a licensed Pharmacist, you need to contact an experienced DUI defense attorney who is prepared to help you protect your professional licensing. Criminal penalties for a conviction are issued at the discretion of the Board, and can include:
The Law Offices of Scott Henry can help you fight any licensing issues as well as represent you in the criminal proceedings. Our DUI lawyers will fight hard to protect your license and defend your rights. No matter what the circumstances of your case may be, you need to consult a leading attorney about the defense options available to you at this time. Drunk driving in Southern California is a serious offense. Do not let it affect every aspect of your life. The Law Offices of Scott Henry can help. Call the offices today for a free initial case consultation.