Defending Licensed Professionals
DUIs and drug possession charges are common among working professionals. Long work hours and high stress jobs may lead to drug or alcohol abuse; sometimes it can lead to dependency. But what happens if you are a licensed professional and get arrested for a DUI or drug possession? Does your license or future license get taken away? Fortunately, most professions have review boards that determine the consequences of a criminal conviction on a case-by-case basis.
Most California licensing boards require disclosure of any misdemeanor or felony conviction, even if they have been expunged or if charges have been dismissed.
Having defended many clients with professional licenses, experience has taught us to take extreme caution with investigating and challenging the issues that appear along the way.