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How does a San Diego DUI conviction affect Teachers?

by | Feb 1, 2014 | DUI Cases |

It is essential as a San Diego DUI attorney in navigate the client through the process.  A person needs to find out the extent of how this event will affect them.  I believe it is a vital for the attorney to investigate the possibilities and begin moving to the most favorable position as possible for the client.  Today we are focusing on teachers.  San Diego has some of the best educators in the country.  Whether it is a family bound teacher in Poway or a young professional in Pacific Beach, these persons are anchors in the community.  My mother was a teacher.  I was a teacher for a few years before heading into law.  I have a special place in my heart for educators.  Here is how a San Diego DUI can affect a teacher.

The Teaching Credentialing Commission has the authority to suspend or revoke a teaching credential for a criminal offense, such as a San Diego DUI, or other unprofessional conduct. Under the Educational Code, the admonishment of a teacher may be privately or publicaly done, and where alcohol abuse is determined by the Commission, an applicant for licensing may be denied or a license may be revoked.

A revocation, however, is more common where the facts of a San Diego DUI are egregious such as where there is a high blood alcohol level, an accident, children are involved, or the arrest took place while driving to or from work. Without aggravated factors, however, a simple first-time San Diego DUI should not cause a teaching credential revocation.

When a teacher or school administrator, however, is arrested for a second, third or felony San Diego DUI or another type of alcohol-related offense, the Commission may investigate the matter thoroughly. Regardless of the number of violations, a single DUI conviction may still hinder recruitment, advancement and additional opportunities to teach or coach.

What is paramount is retaining an experienced lawyer who knows how to analyze the evidence, mitigate the facts and present appropriate defenses. A San Diego DUI case has specific facets that make it unique from any other type of criminal offense. A San Diego DUI is comprised of the driving, the officer’s initial observations, the administration of Field Sobriety Tests, the Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Test, and the chemical testing comprising of a breath and/or blood test. All of these must be investigated, motions to the court presented, defenses prepared, negotiations utilized and ultimately, if we are not satisfied, a jury trial conducted.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges. Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case. Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation at 858-751-4384 or send an email to [email protected]

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