Your hard work has paid off and you have completed a rigorous educational program such as law school, medical school, or another post-graduate degree. You have successfully passed your licensing exams and have obtained your professional license. Unfortunately, you are now under investigation for professional misconduct or white collar crime. Being charged with a white collar crime can ruin your career, your finances, your reputation, and your life.
If you are under investigation and your professional license is at risk of being revoked or suspended, you will want to contact a professional license defense attorney immediately. Contacting an attorney could be the difference between you never practicing again or having the charges dropped and your license protected.
Professionals who may be in need of protecting their professional license include:
- Physicians and other medical professionals
Activities that Put a Professional License at Risk
There are several illegal activities that may put a professional license at risk. These activities can be professional misconduct at the work place or with a client or patient. Other white-collar crimes involve fraud or embezzlement.
The illegal activities that may put your professional license at risk and that you may be under investigation for include:
- Practicing Under the Influence of Alcohol
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
- Practicing Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
- Having a Controlled Substance in Your Possession
- Medical Malpractice
- Medical Insurance Fraud
- Domestic Violence or Abuse
- Prescribing Narcotics Illegally
You need a lawyer on your side to help you protect your rights and your professional license. Because laws differ from state to state, you will need an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who knows the laws. Your criminal defense attorney will be at your side representing you during the:
- Pre-Accusation Stage of the Case
- Formal Administrative Law Hearing
- Negotiation Stage
- Settlement Stage
Please contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers if you have been charged with a crime that could result in loss of your professional license. You have rights and those rights must be protected. We have offices nationwide.