Criminal Convictions and Your Professional License
Criminal charges can have serious consequences, including expensive fines, loss of certain freedoms, and even jail time. Unfortunately, if you are a licensed professional, the consequences of a conviction may go beyond any criminal penalties you face. Under Texas law, your license may also be suspended or revoked due to your conviction.
If you are facing accusations that could pose a threat to your career, you need dedicated and experienced legal assistance. To discuss your case with a Texas professional license defense attorney, call the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995.
Grounds for License Suspension or Revocation
The grounds for license suspension and revocation can vary depending on the field in which you are licensed. In general, your license can be suspended or revoked if you are convicted of any offense that is directly related to your profession. When deciding whether an offense is related to your occupation, the courts will consider several factors. These include:
- The nature of the offense
- The extent to which the offense affects your ability to perform your job
- Whether or not your job offers opportunities to repeat the offense
- The effect of the offense on your job qualifications
In addition, there are circumstances in which your license can be revoked even if your arrest does not lead to a conviction. For example, if you are found to violate terms of your probation or parole, or if you are considered a potential danger to your clients, your license may be suspended or revoked.
The laws and regulations concerning disciplinary actions for professionals are complex. If you are a licensed professional who has been accused of a criminal offense, you need to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Texas professional license defense lawyer.
At the Leichter Law Firm, we are fully committed to fighting for our clients. To discuss how our Texas professional license defense lawyers can help you, contact us by calling 512-495-9995.