If you are Nurse, Doctor or Pharmacist and have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of Alcohol or Controlled Substances, what is your next step to protect your rights and professional License? It is clearly in your best interest and an investment in your future to hire a knowledgeable, qualified and capable defense attorney to advise and counsel you for the two (2) problems which now exist.
If you are arrested for DUI, you will be facing the following two separate and distinct investigations and prosecutions:
- A criminal investigation and prosecution by the District Attorney of Allegheny County (or whichever County in which the arrest occurred); and
- An investigation and possible administrative prosecution by the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs on behalf of your particular Licensing Board (i.e. Board of Nursing for Nurses Board of Medicine for Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Pharmacy Board for Pharmacists, etc.).
Some Nurses and Doctors immediately hire an attorney who knows only DUI defense, and although many attorneys are very capable in that specific area, they have no knowledge of the Licensing Board and PHMP investigation and prosecution process. Mishandling the Licensing Board investigation can lead to discipline against your professional License, Professional Health Monitoring Programs [PHMP] monitoring (i.e. the Voluntary Recovery Program [VRP], the Disciplinary Monitoring Unit [DMU] and PNAP), or even Suspension of your Medical, Nursing or Pharmacy License.
Then they hire a second attorney to represent them in the second matter and pay a second Attorney Fee.
I am Attorney Joseph Paletta which means that I also require a professional License that permits me to practice my profession just like you. I have the knowledge, qualifications and experience to advise and counsel you in both your DUI defense and Licensing Board investigation. I invite you to contact me at www.palettalaw.com or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 4123917999 for further assistance.
Let me be the Solution to your Legal Problems.