For many professionals, getting arrested is only the beginning of the trouble that lies ahead.
When a doctor, lawyer, dentist, social worker, accountant, nurse, teacher or other professional is charged with a crime, sometimes they must disclose the arrest to their professional licensing organization. Depending upon the nature of the allegation, the licensing board may seek to suspend or revoke their professional license. Not only is the client defending themselves in court, they are also typically subject to immediate inquiries about their conduct in their professional life. Everything happens at once.
Because our experience lies in defending against criminal allegations while providing context, our perspective on representation is conducive to professional license defense. In situations involving substance abuse or mental health issues, our team of social workers are qualified to develop a treatment plans. The goal of our holistic advocacy model is to ensure that a client can return to the successful professional life he worked so hard to achieve.
For graduate and professional students who are applying for a professional license, disclosures of arrests and conviction are also a cause for anxiety. We work with our clients in preparing their moral character applications, and we work with the professional organization to ensure that our client is not being wrongfully judged.