ORANGE COUNTY DUI ATTORNEYS

Choosing an Orange County DUI Lawyer can be a difficult and complicated task for anyone; but for those who hold a Professional License and who arrested for DUI are faced with a number of additional complications that can have a dramatic affect on not only the outcome of their case; but also their ability to earn a living.

This site focuses on those who are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs who also hold a Professional License; but it also focuses on the law behind a drunk driving charge. We have a companion website that deals with the types of Orange County DUI Discovery or evidence one should expect to obtain in connection with a DUI charge in Southern California. 

The tough decisions facing a person charged with driving under the influence can be overwhelming; however, they can be easier to confront when you are a client of an experienced, reputable and well-known Orange County DUI Defense firm that is familiar with how the local police departments conduct Driving Under the Influence Investigations and how the local District Attorneys prosecute the crime of DUI and who know how to "navigate" the respective professional board inquiry set forth in motion by the virtue of your arrest.  

One may ask: "How does the Board know of the DUI charge if I have not reported it to the respective Board?" The California Department of Justice is known to forward the record of the arrest to the respective Board within days or weeks of the charge of driving under the influence. You need a lawyer that is familiar with these inquiries and how to handle them. The DUI Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons is one of only a few DUI defense firms that handles these inquiries in addition to the defense of the DUI charge: a rare find: the facts of the DUI case arerelevant and material to the Board's inquiry.

If you hold a professional license and are charged with driving under the influence in Orange County, you will need an experienced DUI Attorney to review all of the evidence that the prosecution intends to use against you, that the California DMV will use against you to suspend or revoke your driving privileges, and the respective Board's inquiry into the matter and its resolution prior to determining the punishment for the DUI, not limited to the loss of one's professional license.

Even if you don't hold a professional license, if you are charged with DUI in Orange County or anywhere in Southern California for that matter, you need results. The DUI Defense Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons get great results because they are "Orange County's Recognized Leaders in DUI Defense".

The following video discusses the significance of holding a professional license and being charged with DUI:





As the above video demonstrates, being charged with DUI while holding a professional license can have devastating consequences to your career. Do not make the big mistake of hiring the "wrong attorney" - only hire a DUI lawyer who understands the impact of a DUI charge on your professional license - only hire the DUI Defense firm of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons.

MEET ORANGE COUNTY'S "BEST" OR "TOP-RATED" DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

The DUI Defense "Team" consists of DUI Defense Attorney Barry T. Simons, the author of "California Drunk Driving Law" and the former Dean of the National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Simons holds Board Certification in DUI Defense from NCDD (1 of 6 in California) this Certification is sanctioned by the American Bar Association.  Mr. Simons has the distinction of being the only DUI Attorney in Orange County selected as a “Superlawyer” for DUI Defense.  (2014-2016) The “Team” also includes DUI Defense Attorney Daniel Flores who has personally handled over 1,000 DUI cases in the Courts of Southern California and before the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Mr. Flores has earned a well-deserved reputation for being an effective litigator and trial lawyer in DUI cases. 

Mr. Simons’ “Team” also includes specially selected “Of Counsel” attorneys who practice throughout the State and County to assist our clients with intricate issues that develop with Professional Licensing, Interstate Licensing Issues and collateral consequences in other jurisdiction stemming from a DUI arrest in California.

In addition to our Attorneys, the “Team” includes three well-trained paralegals who have a combined 35 years of experience in criminal justice. 

The DUI Defense “Team” also includes private investigators, toxicologists, pharmacologists, and accident reconstruction experts to properly assist our DUI Lawyers in developing defenses that work in DUI cases.

The lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons are dedicated to defending those charged with Driving Under the Influence in Southern California. Watch this video to learn more about the DUI Defense firm of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons and why they are Orange County's "Best" or "Top-Rated" DUI Attorneys:




CONTACT ORANGE COUNTY'S "BEST" OR "TOP-RATED" DUI DEFENSE TEAM LAWYERS

Needless to say if you are charged with DUI in Orange County, California, the battle that lies before you is difficult and sometimes frightening. It can be even worse for those who hold Professional Licenses or Security Clearances. The only DUI Defense Attorneys you should be considering if you are charged with Driving Under the Influence in Orange County while holding a Professional License are the DUI Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons.

If you have been charged with DUI and would like a free DUI Consultation, contact the DUI Defense Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons immediately.


WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THE DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS OF THE LAW OFFICE OF BARRY T. SIMONS IF YOU WERE CHARGED WITH DUI AND HOLD A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE?

The DUI Defense Team of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons successfully navigate professional licensees through the "administrative process" associated with the respective Board's inquiry into the DUI Charge.

Those holding professional licenses should be aware that some of the Boards will receive notification of the DUI arrest within days of the arrest for driving under the influence with official inquiries following a short time thereafter. You need to have DUI Defense Attorneys who understand this process from the outset to avoid any missteps in the process. You should not risk your future licensing on counsel who is not prepared to handle these issues from the very start of the process.

Whether you are a nurse, vocational nurse, doctor or surgeon, psychiatrist, dentist, teacher, lawyer or optometrist, if you are charged with DUI you need the a lawyer who understands the interplay between the criminal charge and the Board's inquiry into the matter. The DUI Defense Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons are such lawyers. If you were charged with a DUI and hold a professional license, you need to contact the DUI Defense Firm of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons today for a free DUI Consultation and Case Evaluation.


THOSE WHO TRAVEL FOR WORK-RELATED PURPOSES OR THOSE WHO HOLD SECURITY CLEARANCES ARE EQUALLY AT RISK.

Those who hold professional licenses are not the only ones at risk when charged with DUI. Those who travel extensively for work-related purposes are also at risk, as are those who hold security licenses, such as engineers who hold government contracts. If you fit into either one of these categories, you need a DUI Lawyer that gets results. The DUI Defense Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons get results. 

A DUI charge can have an impact not only on those who hold professional licenses, but also those who travel extensively for work-related purposes or those who hold "security clearances" as part of their employment contracts. A DUI conviction can have far-reaching consequences for those in either category and this is why those who find themselves in this position need the type of representation that only the DUI Defense Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons can provide.

Watch the video below or click the link to learn more about the Interstate Licensing Consequences:





The significance of obtaining the absolute "Best" or "Top-Rated" DUI Defense firm cannot be overstated, it could mean the difference between a conviction for driving under the influence, a reduction or a complete dismissal. The call you make today can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Do not hesitate to contact the DUI Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons today for a free consultation and case evaluation to discuss your Orange County DUI case.

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PSYCHIATRISTS CHARGED WITH DUI


If you hold a Psychology license in the State of
California and you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of medication and alcohol, you should expect that the Department of Consumer Affairs California Board of Psychology (BOP) will be notified of your arrest within a week.  The Department of Justice of the State of California maintains a database of fingerprints submitted through "Live Scans" and will notify regulating agencies of arrests of their licensees. The consequences vary from being placed on probation to termination or revocation of you professional license. Failing to disclose on these applications can exacerbate the problem and cause more serious and more recent disciplinary results.

The BOP does not have a requirement that you self report an arrest for DUI but, your application for licensing or renewal of licensing does require disclosure of criminal convictions including DUI or Reckless Driving.

Psychologists are regulated by the Board of Psychology. The Board publishes its reinstatement guidelines here online at page 24.

Business and Professional Code Section 480.a.1 gives discretion to the BOP to deny professional licensing based on an applicant’s criminal conviction.

It is a very common question for people to ask whether a DUI conviction still must be disclosed to the BOP if it has been expunged and Penal Code Section 1203.4 relief was granted. Although such reporting may not need to be disclosed on a job application and a variety of other forms and applications, the BOP requires disclosure of an expunged conviction on its license and renewal applications. Failure to disclose a conviction is considered an act of dishonesty and can put your license in further jeopardy.

The disciplinary action process includes a rehabilitation procedure and takes into account the nature and extent of the conviction (such as hit & run, level of blood alcohol, etc.) and utilizes “...all competent evidence of rehabilitation furnished by the applicant or licensee.” Business & Professional Code § 482. This means that getting involved in the recovery process right away and keeping good records is critical. These documents will ultimately be furnished to the Board for their review and will keep you ahead of the game as well as assist us in your representation.

ABOUT THE PROCESS

In California, the holder of a professional business license is afforded an administrative hearing under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), which provides for an opportunity to be heard regarding any claims that could affect your professional license. Unlike a judicial hearing, administrative hearings are overseen by the corresponding licensing board and include an appeal process.  In the event that that you receive disciplinary action and need to go through the process, including the rehabilitation procedure, our office will assist you in gathering all of the required records and proofs of program completion and documentation needed while minimizing the agencies penalties and working to reduce and/or terminate probationary periods.

It is to the licensed professional’s advantage to proceed with an experienced team that will assist them in navigating through the formal process and afford you the greatest outcome while maintaining your practice.

Disciplinary actions are serious threats to the livelihoods of licensed professional and demand representation to avoid serious consequences.

If you or anyone you care about is a Psychologist licensed in the State of California and has been charged with a DUI, you should immediately contact the DUI Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons at 949-497-1729 to obtain the kind of quality representation that will minimize the risk of jeopardizing your professional license. 

ADDITIONAL LINKS AND RESOURCES:

California Board of Psychology

Disciplinary Guidelines


ADDITIONAL FORMS:
 

Psychology License Application

Renewal Application

Conviction/Discipline Form


PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS

As you progress through your education you will reach a point where you will have the opportunity to intern under a licensed Psychologist and will have to apply to the California Board of Psychology to become a Psychological Assistant.  The application form requires disclosure of convictions for both misdemeanors and felonies including those that may have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code § 1203.4. If you have suffered a conviction, you will be required to submit certified copies of all court records in your case together with copies of related police reports.  Most importantly, you will have to show proof of successful completion of any probation that was imposed together with a letter describing rehabilitation efforts and demonstrate your fitness for licensure.  

The Law Offices of Barry T. Simons is a client centered practice.  We will use all of our professional skills and resources to achieve the best results possible for you while handling your DUI case and will also be there to answer the difficult questions that may follow you throughout your career.

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