Career Collateral Consequences

For individuals in certain professions, the consequences of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest can be far more damaging than they might be for other people. In addition to possible imprisonment and fines, some alleged offenders can also face possible suspension or revocation of professional licenses.

When an individual has to deal not only with the criminal justice system, but also potential hearings or disciplinary measures by employer, it becomes even more critical for the alleged offender to make sure that he or she has legal representation. An experienced attorney can help you achieve the most favorable resolution to your case that results in the fewest possible long-term penalties.

Lawyer in Brownsville, TX Discusses DWI Career Collateral Consequences

If you were arrested in South Texas for DWI and are concerned about the collateral consequences your case could have on your career, it is in your best interest to immediately contact The Gracia Law Firm. Brownsville criminal defense attorney Jonathan Gracia aggressively defends all kinds of licensed professionals against drunk driving charges in communities all over Hidalgo County, Willacy County, and Cameron County.

Call (956) 504-2211 right now to have our lawyer provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free, confidential consultation.


Overview of Career Collateral Consequences of DWI in Cameron County


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Texas Professions with DWI Career Collateral Consequences

The Gracia Law Firm represents clients in numerous professions, including but not limited to the following:

  • Attorneys
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Law Enforcement
  • Military
  • Educators

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Consequences of Convictions for Licensed Professionals in Brownsville

In addition to the criminal case for a DWI arrest, an alleged offender with a professional license is frequently subject to some sort of disciplinary action by the licensing agency. Some—but not all—license must self-report their convictions.

Depending on the licensing agency, a DWI conviction could carry any combination of the following consequences:

  • Suspension or revocation of license;
  • Fines;
  • Continuing education courses;
  • Administrative law judge (ALJ) hearings; and
  • Board hearings.

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Resources for DWI Career Collateral Consequences in Cameron County

Texas Occupations Code Chapter 53 | Consequences of Criminal Conviction — The Texas Occupations Code includes the enabling statutes and practice acts for a number of different licensed professions in Texas. You can view the full text of statutes relating to ineligibility for license, notice and review of suspension, revocation, or denial of license, and preliminary evaluation of license eligibility. You can also learn about licensing of certain applicants with prior criminal convictions and factors in determining whether conviction relates to occupation.

Drunk Driving | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) — NHTSA is the federal agency "responsible for keeping people safe on America’s roadways." Visit this website to learn more about the consequences of drunk driving as well as risk factors. You can also find information about responsible behavior and the effects of blood alcohol concentration (BAC).


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The Gracia Law Firm | Brownsville DWI Defense Attorney

Are you concerned about the possible career consequences of you recent DWI arrest in the Rio Grande Valley area? Contact The Gracia Law Firm as soon as possible.

Jonathan Gracia is an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Brownsville who represents individuals in Willacy County, Cameron County, and Hidalgo County. You can have our attorney review your case and discuss all of your legal options as soon as you call (956) 504-2211 or complete an online contact form to receive a free initial consultation.



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