PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE DEFENSE EXPLAINED BY ALBUQUERQUE CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
Remember former cardiologist Conrad Murray? He was convicted for involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop star Michael Jackson after prescribing Jackson with an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid, a drug intended for surgical settings only. Consequently, Murray’s medical license was suspended or revoked in three states, and Murray faced four years’ imprisonment.
How about former President Bill Clinton? His license to practice law was suspended for five years after committing perjury (lying under oath) about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. He was also fined $250,000.
WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE DEFENSE?
When a professional faces a disciplinary action, it usually occurs before a regulatory board or agency and may result in suspension, disbarment or revocation of license, fines, or other lesser sanctions.
WHY DEFEND YOUR LICENSE?
Protecting your professional license is necessary to continue to practice in your field. Whether you’re in the medical field (i.e. doctor, nurse, dentist, psychologist, chiropractor, etc.), educational field (i.e., teacher, special education), or an attorney, accountant, real estate agent, or any other licensed professional, when your license is being questioned, it’s not just your license at stake – it’s your reputation and livelihood. Disciplinary actions, complaints, or allegations of misconduct by your professional licensing board are devastating, both personally and professionally. Albuquerque criminal defense lawyers understand that, even if you don’t lose your license, your reputation can be permanently tarnished, resulting in loss of future income.
Many professions require licenses issued by state and federal agencies. Licensed professionals who face disciplinary proceedings face processes that require a careful guiding hand in order to both protect the licenses and assure that these proceedings do not lead to more serious criminal consequences. Each case is unique in this area; licensing authorities are accorded great deference by the courts, and the expertise necessary to defend against such allegations effectively requires experience and sophistication. A skilled Albuquerque licensure defense lawyer may argue, for example, that no breach of professional standard of care occurred.
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For more information, contact an Albuquerque criminal defense lawyers with Twohig Law Firm at (505) 898-0400.