How Your Professional License May Be in Jeopardy
Certain professions require you to have a specific license. The license is usually granted once you have passed your boards or other exams that test your knowledge of the profession. Professional licenses are expensive and may be required as a part of your employment. If you lose your license, it could cost you your career.
At Durak Law, we provide experienced representation for professionals who are at risk of losing their licenses. We know that you are dedicated to your career, which is why we fight to help you hold on to your credentials. Our lawyers are well-versed in handling even the most complex professional licensing cases. Contact our office today to schedule a free case evaluation.
What Are the Top Reasons Professionals Lose Their Licenses?
Each professional licensing agency, such as a state bar or medical board, has its own set of requirements and rules of ethics. Failure to meet these requirements or a violation of the rules of ethics can result in the loss of your license. It is essential that you understand any reporting requirements that the regulatory body has and what may be deemed a reason for suspension or revocation.
Common reasons professionals lose their licenses:
- Criminal conviction - One of the most common reasons individuals lose their professional license is because of a criminal conviction. Most regulatory agencies require reporting of a criminal conviction. They may then suspend or revoke your license, depending on the crime.
- Failing to Keep Adequate Records - Many professions require you to keep detailed records and accounting. If you do not establish a safe, secure, and comprehensive record-keeping system, you could face a license suspension.
- Malpractice - Another reason professionals may lose their license is if they are found guilty of malpractice. Doctors and attorneys generally carry malpractice insurance to help cover losses related to allegations of wrongdoing.
- Failing a drug test - Some professions have mandatory drug testing. Failure to comply with the test or a positive test result may result in the suspension of your professional license.
- Fraud - Most professionals are bound by a code of ethics or code of conduct that prevents them from engaging in fraud. If a person is found civilly or criminally liable for committing fraud, it could cost them their license.
If you are at risk of losing your professional license, you need to speak with an attorney. A professional license defense lawyer can help you understand your rights and will work to protect your reputation. You likely worked incredibly hard for your license. Do not let one mistake cost you everything.
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Do you hold a professional license that you may be at risk of losing? Contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Let us help you get the best possible outcome in your case. Whether you are an accountant, doctor, lawyer, or nurse, we can help. Do not give up. Our lawyers will help fight to protect your license and your career. Contact our firm today to get started.