Pilots who are arrested for an alleged DUI face an aggressive FAA which tends to err on the side of safety, resulting in pilots accused of alcohol abuse or dependence, when they would not otherwise be diagnosed as such by a non-FAA examiner. Barnett Law Offices will work closely with a pilot’s DUI attorney from the beginning, in order to assist the pilot in protecting his/her rights and certificates. 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.
A huge concern for pilots (or future pilots) who have had an alcohol related driving arrest or conviction, 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 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. We have found that our clients are placed in the best position for successful FAA defense when they involve us early in the process.
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.
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