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Is Your Professional License at Risk After a Criminal Arrest?
A criminal arrest is a serious matter for anyone. Some people, however, stand to lose much more than a clean record, and face fines and penalties, jail time, or a tainted reputation. Your career and livelihood may be on the line if you are a professional facing criminal charges such as:
- Traffic violations
- Alcohol-related crimes
- Drug crimes
- Violent crimes
- Weapons crimes
Your professional license such as the following may be at risk:
- Your professional license such as the following may be at risk:Your medical license if you are a physician, dentist or any other type of medical doctor.
- Your license to practice as a psychologist or other care giving professional.
- Your CPA status if you are a certified public accountant.
- Your Realtor's license.
- Your surveyor's license.
- Your credentials as a child care professional, a long-term care provider, a member of the clergy, a law enforcement professional, a bus or truck driver, or a technician in the medical professional: respiratory therapist, image technician or dental assistant, for example.
Even if you do not have a license at risk, you may face governing boards such as a school board.
Wright, Worley, Pope, Ekster & Moss, PLLC welcomes your inquiry. Your criminal matter as well as your professional license challenge needs to be analyzed. You need to know the most constructive remedy and have representation in court, before administrative boards and anywhere else where you may be held accountable after a criminal investigation, arrest or conviction.