A huge concern for pilots who have had an alcohol related driving offense or substance arrest, 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. This is a highly complex area with many variables and many pitfalls for the airman.
Alcohol or substance use history raises many questions for pilots about reporting requirements on their medical application. What to disclose in order to make sure that the proper information is provided to the FAA such as:
– Do I have to report an expunged arrest?
– My case was dismissed, do I have to report to FAA?
– I received an MIP when I was young, do I have to disclose on the application?
-My arrest was 10-15-20 years ago
-I completed a DUI deferral program
Barnett Law Offices handle substance use/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 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.
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