Licensing and Alcohol Abuse
Excessive or abusive alcohol consumption can interfere with many aspects of your personal and professional life. For licensed professionals, alcohol dependency can be especially harmful because it could cause you to lose your license and your career.
If you are struggling with alcoholism and are now facing disciplinary action as a result, contact the Texas medical license lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm today at 512-495-9995 to discuss the specifics of your situation and available legal options.
Grounds for Discipline
All professional licensing boards consider alcohol and drug abuse to be grounds for discipline that could affect your standing as a licensed professional. You may find yourself facing a board investigation or peer review, both of which could lead to disciplinary action. Depending on your case, you could be faced with the possibility of license suspension or revocation.
Some of the acts that could lead to a licensing investigation or review include:
- Drunk driving arrest
- DUI or DWI conviction
- Complaints from family, friends, or coworkers
- Complaints from patients or clients
- Working while intoxicated
If you are being investigated for any of the above or other alcohol problems, our Texas license defense attorneys are prepared to assist you with your case. We can help you explore the legal options that are available for you to pursue the most favorable resolution for your case. For instance, you may be eligible to participate in an alcohol counseling or treatment program or other alternatives to discipline that could limit the penalties against your license and your career.
Do not enter into a license investigation or peer review without the backing of an experienced attorney. To discuss the specifics of your case with one of our compassionate, committed Texas license defense lawyers, contact the Leichter Law Firm today by calling 512-495-9995.