Pilots and DUI

If you are a pilot who has been arrested for a DUI, there are very specific rules and regulations that you need to follow.

As a pilot, you are required by the Federal Aviation Agency to report your DUI motor vehicular offense within 60 days of the arrest under 61.15(e).

061214_1201_PilotsandDU2.pngIf you are convicted of DUI, or your license or privilege to drive is suspended, or both, you must also disclose that information on Block 18.v. of the Application for Airman Medical Certificate on your next medical exam.

Failure to do so may result in a suspension or even criminal prosecution for falsifying documents.

FAA Security regularly searches data from the National Drivers Registry so they will find out about your arrest and come down hard on you if you fail to report it on time.

Depending on the circumstances of your arrest along with your previous history, you may face suspension of your license for a DUI.  And since a DUI stays on your criminal history forever, any employer during a simple background check with know about it and judge your candidacy based on that.

A DUI is a very serious charge for a pilot no matter where or when it happened.  The best thing to do is to get professional legal help.  Call the McShane Firm today at 1-866-MCSHANE.  We have experience helping pilots.


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 Avvo.com. 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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