Will a DUI Affect Your Fingerprint Clearance card

Posted by Raymond Kimble | Sep 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Undoubtedly, the State of Arizona imposes some of the harshest penalties in the country upon drivers who have been charged with and convicted of a DUI.  This includes mandatory jail terms, significant fines, alcohol or drug education classes, suspension and/or revocation of your drivers license and the requirement that you place an ignition interlock device on your car for a minimum of one year.

DUI Convictions and Fingerprint Clearance Cards

The State of Arizona requires that a fingerprint clearance card be held by many people who work in various types of careers.  This includes people who are employed in the medical, dental or nursing industry, pharmacists, real estate professionals, teachers and individuals employed by facilities that assist adults or children on a routine basis.

Arizona law states that a person awaiting trial for, or has been convicted of a felony (Aggravated DUI) or misdemeanor DUI offense cannot drive any vehicle to transport employees or clients as part of the person's employment for five years.  A notation will be placed on the individual's fingerprint clearance card which indicates the restriction against driving employees or clients for employment purposes.  

Simply put, a DUI charge or conviction will not result in the revocation of your fingerprint clearance card.  However, if you are required to pick up people as a normal function of your job duties, the restrictions placed on your fingerprint card as a result of a DUI charge or conviction will prohibit you from working in that particular job.


If you, a family member or friend has been arrested for a DUI offense in Arizona, it is important that you immediately begin working with a qualified DUI attorney who can effectively represent you in the court of law and take necessary steps to protect your driver's license. Attorney Raymond Kimble is a former police officer, DUI and felony prosecutor and has represented thousands of people charged with DUI in Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix and other cities throughout Maricopa and Pinal Counties over the last twenty years. Ray Kimble  will have a clear understanding of all the circumstances in your case, along with the knowledge, skill and experience to protect your drivers license and achieve the best possible outcome for you. Mr. Kimble has represented many people charged with DUI who are required to possess a fingerprint clearance card for employment purposes.  Mr. Kimble can assist you to obtain a favorable resolution of the DUI charge and provide guidance to ensure that your professional license or fingerprint clearance card is not revoked.

About the Author

Raymond Kimble

About Raymond Kimble Attorney Raymond Kimble has built his law practice on the philosophy that each client deserves consistent individual attention. Ray realizes that being charged with a DUI or criminal offense is one of the most stressful events in a person's life. A DUI, felony or misdemeanor arrest can involve prison or jail time, probation, huge fines and a criminal record. Consequently, people who face DUI, felony or misdemeanor charges in Arizona are placed at risk of losing employment or being barred from future job opportunities. Ray works to lessen his client's anxiety by ensuring that they have direct access to him at all times and can reach him by e-mail, cell phone or text during normal business hours as well as nights or weekends if they have a pressing question or concern. Raymond Kimble is a dedicated DUI and criminal defense lawyer who has built a reputation of working tirelessly to protect his client's constitutional rights, their future and liberty. Ray strives to provide the strongest defense possible for each client despite the obstacles they may face. Put Experience to Work for You Raymond Kimble's twenty years of experience with respect to DUI, misdemeanor and felony criminal charges extends well beyond law school where he graduated within the top ten percent of his class. Ray was a police officer for ten years prior to becoming an attorney. As a police officer, Ray was trained in both DUI and criminal investigation and his personal involvement in criminal cases while a police officer certainly gives him a unique perspective when reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses and challenging physical evidence. Ray often identifies legal issues or mistakes made by police during an investigation through his own personal experience as a patrol officer. In addition to his police experience, Raymond Kimble worked as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office where he was responsible for prosecuting DUI, felony and misdemeanor crimes. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Ray conducted a number of jury trials and hearings related to the admissibility of evidence. Through his involvement with these cases as a prosecutor, Ray learned how to properly evaluate the strength and weaknesses of a DUI, misdemeanor or felony charge and became skilled in jury selection, argument, and the direct and cross examination of both civilian witnesses, experts and police officers. Of course, Raymond Kimble's expertise extends beyond his experience as a police officer and prosecutor. Specifically, Ray has successfully represented thousands of people during the last fifteen years throughout Maricopa County, Arizona. To best serve his Clients, Raymond remains current on changes in the law as well as police tactics by regularly attending seminars focused on defending criminal charges and reading the latest articles and books related to DUI and criminal defense. Ray also regularly writes criminal defense blogs and posts so that people faced with a criminal charge are better informed about their rights.


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