Professional Misconduct Defense
Most professionals must maintain a license to practice. The state can suspend or revoke professional licenses due to criminal charges or other misconduct. Even pleading guilty to a lesser charge could put a license at risk.
At Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler in Erie, our criminal defense attorneys provide representation before professional boards in Pennsylvania. We will handle both the criminal charge and license hearing to put you in the best position to maintain your freedom and your job.
We Represent All Types Of License Holders
The experienced criminal defense attorneys at our firm frequently provide representation to professionals charged with criminal offenses such as drug charges, diversion of medication or drunk driving. These professionals include doctors, dentists, pharmacists, chiropractors, nurses, accountants and lawyers.
Because the resolution of criminal charges will have a large effect on the license hearing, it is important to assess all of your options before acting. A quick guilty plea to put the matter “behind” you could mean a license suspension and an inability to work.
Our work defending professional licenses includes practicing before the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, which one of our lawyers previously chaired.
We can represent you before your professional board if you are not facing criminal charges. If you are accused of incompetence or some other allegation of unprofessional conduct, we can help. Few firms in the state have a better understanding of how these boards operate and make decisions than ours.