A huge concern for pilots who have had an alcohol related driving offense particularly those whose livelihood depends upon aviation, is that they may not be able to qualify for an FAA Medical Certificate or they may lose their FAA Medical Certificate because they have been arrested or convicted of driving-while-intoxicated (DWI), driving-under-the-influence (DUI) or operating-while-intoxicated (OWI). This is a highly complex area with many variables and many pitfalls for the airman. There are a number of reporting requirements that must be satisfied in order to make sure that a bad situation does not become worse. Barnett Law Offices handle substance abuse medical certificate analysis and defense situations on a weekly basis and understand how to place the situation in the best posture in the eyes of the FAA. Through each step of this complex process we can provide sound legal advice to help navigate through and minimize or eliminate the potential pitfalls that await the unsuspecting pilot.
- Aviation clients accused of alcohol dependence
- Early investigation and proper handling of the DUI/DWI is the key to a good outcome
- Initial reporting of alcohol or drug related offenses
- Alcohol related driving offenses and Airman Medical Certificate Application
- Medical Certificate Application Deferral
Contact Aviation Attorney Barnett today for a free consultation.
Aviation attorneys at Barnett Law Offices deliver outstanding legal services, listen to your needs and goals, and keep you informed. If you would like to talk with one of our aviation attorneys, please call us at (800) 578-5512 or write to us using our contact form. We have found that our clients are placed in the best position for successful FAA defense when they involve us early in the process. We handle FAA DUI certificate actions all the time. We work closely with DUI attorneys to make sure that the proper steps are taken so that the defense of the FAA’s certificate action is not compromised. The sooner we can become involved in your case the better. We know how the FAA handles DUI based certificate actions. We set up an early strategic and tactical plan, gather and review all pertinent documents, employ experts where necessary, and make sure that the airman gets the appropriate counseling and evaluation in anticipation of the FAA action.