EMT License Defense Attorney
As a licensed EMT or paramedic, you have chosen a career that gives you the privilege of helping people from all walks of life who are in urgent need of medical care. In order to obtain this position, you have successfully completed the necessary training and certification processes. Your job often requires the ability to endure highly-stressful situations and very long work hours. However, the satisfaction you enjoy from serving others and all the hard work you put in to get to this place in your career can be threatened by a single complaint, allegation, or actual occurrence of wrongdoing on your part. If you find yourself in this situation, an experienced EMT defense attorney can help you protect your career and your future.
When you’re facing a threat to your EMT license, an experienced licensure defense attorney at Fienman Defense is able to take immediate action to protect your livelihood and ability to do your job by building a strong defense on your behalf.
Call us today at (215) 839-9529 to request a consultation.
Offenses Occasioning a Possible EMT License Suspension or Revocation
If you are accused of a criminal act or some other type of wrongdoing that violates your responsibilities as an EMT, and if that act was reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, an investigation may begin about your alleged infraction. The results of this investigation could, unfortunately, threaten your EMT license. Some of the possible allegations against you that could bring about a suspension or revocation of your license include (but are not limited to):
- Using alcohol or drugs while on duty
- Operating an ambulance recklessly
- Failing to fulfill your duty-of-care to patients
- Criminal activity, including DUI
- Failing to notify the Department of Health of any change to your criminal record
- Failing to follow Department protocol and provide requested information
- Failing to properly administer medication and document treatment
The above infractions are serious enough that even if you’re able to retain your EMT license, you may have difficulty obtaining employment or keeping your current position if the allegations are made public. An experienced EMT defense attorney can help develop a comprehensive defense in order to achieve the most favorable result possible result on your behalf.
DUI and Your EMT License
You may have asked the question, “can I be an EMT with a DUI?” If you were convicted of DUI in the last four years, you may not be able to acquire EMT certification. If you are a licensed EMT with DUI charges against you and are facing a conviction, you may be required to report to the Pennsylvania Department of Health within 30 days of being charged. Additionally, it is likely that you will receive a suspension of your license.
The relationship between an EMT’s on and off-duty actions has been affirmed within the justice system. Lack of sound professional judgment is demonstrated when an emergency medical technician operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. EMTs are given an important responsibility to care for the public in a variety of different environments, including both private and public locations. When an EMT demonstrates a lack of judgment by incurring a DUI off-duty, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has a responsibility to make a decision that it deems is in the best interest of public safety.
Due to the significant losses you may incur as a licensed EMT professional in the aftermath of a DUI charge, it is essential that you have reliable and experienced representation on your side in the form of a skilled EMT defense lawyer. An attorney from Fienman Defense will guide you through the legal process of defending your license and future.
Much more than your career is on the line in the aftermath of incurring a DUI. Additional consequences can include loss of income, paying hefty fines, serving jail time, attorney’s fees, increased insurance premiums or even possible loss of insurance. Your future career prospects in the medical profession may also be placed at risk.
When to Call an EMT Defense Attorney
It is time to contact an EMT defense lawyer when you’re facing the following situations:
- You are under investigation
- You have been arrested or accused of a crime
- You suspect trouble is around the corner due to a possible allegation against you
It is important to act proactively obtain the legal counsel you need to mitigate the possible consequences you’re facing and defend your livelihood and your future.
Contact an Experienced EMT Defense Attorney
As a practicing EMT, if you’ve been charged with a DUI or some other crime that is threatening your livelihood, it’s important to take steps quickly to secure the legal support you need. At Fienman Defense, we provide aggressive and intelligent representation to protect your rights, and we’ll fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf.
To schedule a review of your case, contact us today at (215) 839-9529.