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DWI and Medical Careers

Becoming a physician can prove a particularly difficult and lengthy process. This requires a person to fulfill several academic and personal requirements on the road to becoming licensed, practicing doctor. Frustratingly, a criminal charge such as DWI can have a major impact on a person’s chances of progressing through medical training. Medical students facing these charges can potentially see their career ruined before it even begins.

If you are worried that your DWI charge will negatively impact your career, we may be able to have your charges reduced or dismissed to help prevent this professional damage. For more information regarding your DWI defense options, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer Jim Black by calling 919-600-4609 today.

Medical Licenses and DWI Convictions

A person convicted of DWI faces several very serious penalties, including those that are not legally imposed by the court. DWI is often seen in the academic world as a sign of low moral character and an inability to follow basic societal rules. A person facing these allegations may need to work extra hard just to be admitted to a medical program that will eventually lead to a license.

Drunk driving convictions can have the following impact on a person’s medical career and future:

  • A student may not be admitted to a university
  • A student may lose their financial aid
  • A student may be barred from an internship
  • Residency programs may reject a candidate
  • A licensed physician may lose their license

Students convicted of DWI typically have significantly harder times dealing with education and gaining a medical license than other individuals.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with DWI, the consequences can have a major impact on your professional future. To learn more about your defense options, contact the Raleigh DWI defense attorneys of the Law Offices of Jim Black today at 919-600-4609.


"Jim, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me. I am very happy about the outcome and would recommend you to anyone and everyone who has a DUI case. Two things that stuck out the most is your patience and honesty, you wanted the best for me and that was obvious."

The Law Office of Jim Black

5 West Hargett Street #310
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: (919) 600-4609
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