For Professional License Disciplinary Defense, Contact A Skilled Trial Lawyer
If you have been charged with certain crimes and hold one of various types of professional licenses, you should be aware that a conviction in a criminal court may put your professional license at risk. When you contact a criminal defense attorney after an arrest or during a criminal investigation, be sure to discuss all professional licenses with that lawyer. The hazard to your licensure may help determine the defense strategy that you and your attorney will agree on.
Watch Out For Negative Consequences Of A Criminal Conviction On Your License Or Certification
If you are convicted, you likely have an obligation to your professional licensing board to report that conviction. Further sanctions may come from the licensing authority after you report the convictions.
Professional licenses that may be affected by criminal convictions include licenses for:
- Marriage and Family Counselors
- Real Estate Agents
- Financial Planners
Special circumstances apply to certain types of licenses and certain types of criminal convictions. Some negative consequences may come from government authorities; others may come from your professional licensing board.
Do not assume that a criminal matter is irrelevant in your licensure case before consulting with an attorney.
For example, a traffic violation citation that results in a “guilty” plea or verdict will affect your commercial driver’s license (CDL). Even if a sex crime conviction will not deny you the opportunity to hold an architect’s license, you may still be prohibited from working on premises at a school where minors are present. Sex Crimes Charges even before your criminal case reaches its conclusion, may also affect your licensure to care for the elderly.
Talk to an attorney about any criminal charges or conviction if you hold any license or certification (even if it is a masseuse’s license, a hair stylist’s license or a dog grooming certification).
Professional Licensing Disciplinary Actions May Not Be Criminal But They Can Put Your Career At Risk
Disciplinary proceedings from professional organizations that oversee professional licenses are not criminal court matters but the stakes are high. The suspension or revocation of your professional license can change your life drastically. You may be barred temporarily or permanently from practicing your profession that you have trained hard for and have perhaps practiced for years.
Ask About Any Legal Troubles Or Professional Liability Issues
If your professional license has been suspended, revoked or sanctioned in any way in Southern California, contact the Law Office of Bradley S. Sandler A Professional Corporation. I am defense lawyer Bradley S. Sandler, and I am prepared to defend your professional license before any licensing authority. I will fight for license reinstatement on your behalf. I can also defend you before any criminal court if applicable. Contact me, an experienced professional license defense lawyer, in Los Angeles at 310-246-3900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org