Many people do not realize just how much a DUI conviction can affect your life. Not only could you face court imposed penalties such as fines, jail time, and a suspension of your driver’s license, but you could also face additional penalties if you hold a professional license. That is because each state board has its own set of specific rules governing eligibility for licensure.
The Board of Registration of Chiropractors has outlined licensure requirements in 233 CMR. Specifically,section 2.04(3)a it states the following:
Conduct which reasonably raises a question about whether an applicant possesses the “good moral character” required for registration includes, but is not necessarily limited to, any of the following:
- Conviction of any criminal offense, other than a routine traffic violation;
Depending on your criminal and disciplinary history, a DUI conviction may cause the Board to find you ineligible for a chiropractic license. Imagine not being able to work and having your entire career jeopardized.
By definition, a conviction does not have to be a guilty finding. Section 2.04(4) reads as follows:
- For purposes of 233 CMR 2.04(3), the term “conviction” means any of the following:
- a final judgment entered after a jury verdict of guilty or a judicial finding of guilty;
- a plea of guilty;
- a plea of no lo contendere (no contest); or
- any other plea or finding which is treated by the court as a plea or finding of guilty.
The standards in 233 CMR 2.04(4)(a) through (d) shall apply regardless of the law of the jurisdiction in which the disposition occurred.
If you are a chiropractor, it is important that you work with an attorney who can guide you as to the best course of action while taking into account your special circumstances. When your future is on the line, experience matters.
At Bowser Law, we take your situation very seriously. Professionals from all walks of life choose us because they know that we will go the extra mile to protect them. Protecting your future is a responsibility that we take very seriously.
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Posted by Anonymous December, 2018
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