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Do criminal defense plans cover professional license suspension?

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2018 | criminal defense, Firm News |

Your career is more than just important to you — it is the key to your livelihood. If you rely on a license to practice your profession and are facing criminal charges, your professional license could be on the line. Constructing a solid criminal defense foundation can be key to maintaining your profession and your career.

Plea deals are a common approach to Pennsylvania criminal matters in which a defendant might plead guilty in exchange for a lesser charge that carries less severe consequences. However, for many professionals, this will not put the matter behind them so easily. Even seemingly minor offenses can cause the state to suspend or even revoke a professional license.

Virtually any licensed professional stands to lose his or her license in the face of criminal charges. This is true even if the charges did not stem from a work-related incident or anything related to the job. A doctor might have a license suspended for a DUI charge, or an accountant could face a revocation of his license for a drug accusation. Affected professionals may include:

  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Chiropractors
  • Accountants

For some people, a job is much more than something that pays the bills. Many licensed professionals in Pennsylvania are deeply passionate about their callings, and anything that may compromise their ability to continue that calling — including criminal charges — can be understandably devastating. Vigorous representation is a valuable aspect of a thorough criminal defense plan, as experienced counsel can provide insight and guidance to achieve the best result possible.