How a Felony Drug Conviction Can Affect Your Career: Crane Operators

Felony drug charges have become very common. Especially when dealing with Schedule I controlled substances like opiates, even a small amount can put one in the felony offense tier.

A felony drug conviction can truly be a life altering experience.

If you are facing a felony drug offense, this is a charge you need to take very seriously. Not only will be looking at years of imprisonment and heavy fines, you can also stand to lose your professional license.

You will lose your License as a Crane Operator.

According to Pennsylvania law, the board that oversees the licensing of crane operators will not issue a professional license to anyone who has been convicted of a felony under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act for at least 10 years. The statute (63 P.S. § 2400.502(c)(1)) states:

The board shall not issue a license to an individual who has been convicted of a felony under the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64),  1 known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, or an offense under the laws of another jurisdiction which, if committed in this Commonwealth, would be a felony under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act unless:

            1. at least ten years have elapsed from the date of conviction;
            2. the individual satisfactorily demonstrates to the board that the individual has made significant progress in personal rehabilitation since the conviction such that licensure of the individual should not be expected to create a substantial risk of harm to the health and safety of crane operators, trainees or the public or a substantial risk of further criminal violations; and
            3. the individual otherwise satisfies the qualifications provided in this act.

If you are facing a felony drug charge, please call (717) 690-8643 to talk to one of the experienced attorneys at The McShane Firm so we can guide you through this trying time. We have helped many professionals keep their licenses and protected their future. Call Now.

Justin McShane

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

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