What Do I Do if I am Facing a Drunk Driving Criminal Charge?
You first have to understand that if you plead guilty to a felony or misdemeanor you will have admitted that you are guilty of having committed a “crime”. This conviction will no doubt be forwarded to the OPMC. But in any event, when you renew your medical license there will be a question asking have you been convicted of a crime since your last renewal. You must answer “yes” because a “no” answer will be a lie and that answer in and of itself will be “misconduct”. In view of this, you must try to have your criminal lawyer get a plea to a violation as opposed to a felony or misdemeanor. This is truly important since a violation is not a “crime” and therefore does not need to be reported.
This informational blog post was brought to you by Paul E. Walker, an experienced New York City OPMC & OPD Attorney.