Today, the California Court of Appeals upheld The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s suspension of a 5th grade teacher who had been convicted of three DUIs. The teacher had been convicted of the three DUIs between 1987 and 2002. She received this suspension even though there was testimony from the school principal that she was a good teacher despite her multiple DUI convictions. This should go without saying — just just because someone gets a DUI does not mean they are unable to perform well in their job. This is why it is so important to understand the collateral consequences of a DUI conviction.
This is especially true in Los Angeles, if you are accused of a DUI and hold any kind of professional license, it is important that you or your DUI attorney investigate the consequences a DUI conviction may have on your job. It is equally important that you understand how to hire a qualified DUI defense lawyer. The penalties for DUI grow more and more severe every day, what happened to this teacher could happen to anyone.