TEACHERS & PROFESSORS CHARGED WITH DUI
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TEACHERS/PROFESSORS FACING DUI CHARGES
TEACHERS & PROFESSORS CHARGED WITH A MISDEMEANOR OR FELONY DUI
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is in charge of overseeing California teachers who are arrested and/or convicted of crimes. Teachers are very closely watched for any type of criminal arrest. We have seen teachers whose schools were notified the very next morning of a simple misdemeanor arrest for DUI. Teachers/Professors facing DUI charges need to act quickly in the event he/she were to be contacted by either the School Board or the School District; or worse yet, the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing, the latter of which affects not only your ability to work in your school district; but also your ability to work as a teacher at all. This is why Teachers/Professors facing DUI charges need to contact an attorney familiar with the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.
Automatic revocations and prohibition from issuing credentials for the following charges
- Who has been convicted of any sex offense defined under Education Code Section 44010
- Who has been convicted of any narcotics offense defined under Education Code Section 44011
- Who has been convicted of any crime listed in Education Code section 44424, or
- Who has been found to be insane by a federal or state court
- Who has been judicially determined to be a mentally disordered sex offender under the law.
Upon learning of a criminal conviction the Commission can take any of the following actions:
- Private admonition. A private admonition is a written warning to the credential holder that any repetition of such act or omission may result in denial, suspension, or revocation of the credential. At the time of the admonition, the credential holder’s employer receives a copy of the admonition, otherwise the admonition remains confidential. The Commission and employers must expunge all records pertaining to the private admonition after three years, as long the offense does not reoccur.
- Public reproval. A public reproval is a public warning from the Commission that the conduct is not appropriate for a credential holder. Commission of the same or similar misconduct may result in a more serious adverse action.
- Suspension. Suspension is the temporary inactivation of a credential for a specified period. If a suspension is imposed, the credential holder may not work in a position requiring a credential during the period of the suspension.
- Revocation. Revocation is the termination of an individual’s ability to work in a position requiring certification. Once effective, the revocation continues unless and until the Commission reinstates the person.
- Denial of an application.
A teacher who has his or her credential revoked may apply for reinstatement, one year after the effective date of the revocation. The matter is then considered by the Commission.
CALIFORNIA’S LAWS AND RULES PERTAINING TO THE DISCIPLINE OF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-discipline/files/CTC-Laws-Rules-2013.pdfSee also, Education Code §§ 44000-44020 and §§ 44240-44248.Click To Call Set Appointment