Alcohol-related motor vehicle actions

Sad but true, we deal with many pilots who have DUIs or other “alcohol-related motor vehicle actions” that are reportable in item 18v of the medical application.  Sometimes, those DUIs are “expunged” over time and non-aviation attorneys often advise their clients that expunged convictions are not reportable to the FAA.  That is very bad counsel and totally incorrect.  Any and all prior DUIs, OWIs, DWIs are reportable and subject to review by the FAA.  The Guide for Aviation Medical Advisors explains the details at