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Doctor’s license suspended in Michigan for overprescribing narcotics

A license suspension order was recently imposed on a Saginaw, Michigan medical physician because he endangered patients by excessively prescribing them strong medicines that were often abused, an article of mlive.com reported on December 9.

According to reports, Doctor Kriangsak Thepveera’s professional license was immediately suspended by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) after determining the doctor prescribed controlled medications likely to be abused by patients. A report also revealed that among other doctors, Thepveera most frequently prescribed codeine-promethazine, a narcotic-based cough syrup. Thepveera reportedly prescribed over 2,500 patients codeine-promethazine, a well-known recreational drug. Thepveera did not issue a statement regarding the suspension.

Having your doctor’s license suspended is frustrating, especially if your ability to earn a living is negatively affected. However, if you are on the brink of a suspension in Austin, a license defense attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to work on your behalf to get you the best results possible. Find out how we can work for you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Florida teacher threatened with suspension for attacking student

A teacher in Jacksonville, Florida could be suspended from his job without pay due to allegations that he attacked a student in a September incident, an article of News 4 Jax reported on December 6.

Reports said the Duval County School Board would decide whether to penalize Darryl Countryman after the September 27 incident where he allegedly hit a student. According to witnesses, Countryman instructed a co-teacher to bring other students to a separate room as there were two students in a heated argument. The student then complained that Countryman started to hit him when the other students were out of sight. In the investigation conducted by the district’s office, the student Countryman attacked sustained bruises and scars on some parts of his body. Countryman, who was also a certified crisis management professional, explained the incident took place as he was trying to pacify the students.

In the tough situation that your teaching license is threatened with suspension, working with a license defense attorney is a viable option, especially if your family heavily depends on your income as a teacher. Call an attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal license defense.


Middle school teacher in NC suspended for profane rant

A middle school teacher in Durham, North Carolina was suspended recently after she was found using profanity while ranting in one of her classes, an article of WNCN reported on November 11.

A statement coming from Superintendent Bert L’Homme revealed that teacher Majonica Haithcox was suspended after one of her students recorded an incident in which she was expressing her dismay with the election outcome. Unfortunately, she did so in the classroom while using excessive profanity in her language. In the recording, the eighth-grade teacher at Shepard Middle School was heard venting her frustration to students using vulgar words. L’Homme also said that Haithcox’s action of using foul language in front of her students was intolerable.

Teachers, unfortunately, have to deal with serious financial problems when their professional licenses are suspended. If you feel a suspension could be coming your way, working with a skilled license defense attorney is important if you want to possibly have a chance to prevent it. Find out how an attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin may be able to represent you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Teacher’s license suspended in Murfreesboro after facing charges

An Eagleville School teacher had her professional license suspended after authorities alleged she was involved in illegal activities, a report of Daily News Journal reported on October 11.

Authorities from Rutherford County are currently investigating 34-year-old Jessica Holland after she was accused of theft and obtaining controlled substances from the school. The school’s representative James Evans told reports that charges have been filed against Holland due to a suspicion that she stole an amount of not more than $500. Holland, who was a first-grade teacher and a middle school softball coach, was suspected of abusing the school’s narcotics medication. The suspension was ordered after Holland was taken into custody and then later was discharged after posting a $4,000 bond. The teacher had no violation histories before she was hired in 2014, reports also said.

Financial problems often result when teachers have been barred from practicing their professions. However, if you believe that a suspension is likely to happen, working with a skilled license defense attorney is important, especially if you heavily depend on your income as a teacher. Call the Austin lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm PC today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your options.


Oklahoma teacher’s certification facing suspension after affair with student

A teacher in Tishomingo, Oklahoma may have her professional certification suspended due to allegations that she is having a sexual affair with a student, a report of Fox News 12 stated on September 20.

According to reports, Shelley Jo Duncan is under investigation by the Oklahoma State Department of Education due to her potential sexual relationship with a minor student. The Department of Education will seek to suspend Duncan’s teaching certification due to the allegation that she is having an affair with a 14-year-old student. Residents of Johnston County believe it is best to suspend Duncan’s certification even if the case is still under investigation. Though Duncan was arrested last week, she has not been charged officially.

In the case that your teacher’s license is threatened with suspension, enlisting the help of a qualified license defense lawyer is critical, especially if your income depends on your job as a teacher. If you are facing charges in Austin, get in touch with a qualified attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC today by calling (512) 495-9995 to find out how we may work on your behalf.


Head nurse in Washington suspended following numerous sex abuse cases

A 12-month license suspension was imposed on a former nursing home director who is under investigation for multiple sexually abusive acts that occurred between residents with dementia on her watch, a report of komonews.com stated on September 20.

Reports said Marilee Mellon was suspended from her position at the Cashmere Convalescent Center over allegations that dementia patients were sexually abused inside the facility. The nursing home was investigated last year due to numerous complaints coming from families that sexual abuses between dementia patients were not reported. The suspension penalty occurred after an investigation found Mellon was negligent about reporting such incidents.

Nursing license suspension is difficult, especially if your family heavily relies on your income. However, if you believe a suspension is likely to happen, a lawyer may be able to help you prevent it. Speak with an attorney from the Leichter Law Firm PC today in Austin by calling (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your license defense options.


Florida lawyer suspended over ethics violations

A 91-day suspension was recently imposed against a lawyer in Coral Gables, Florida due to the allegations that she was acting inappropriately while handling the case of a booster, an article of Miami Herald reported on September 8.

According to reports, Maria Elena Perez was suspended by the Florida Supreme Court due to allegations of unethical conduct while handling the case of Nevin Shapiro, who was acting as a booster for the University of Miami. Shapiro was involved in high-profile fraudulent activity and was represented by Perez. Reports said the investigation against Shapiro made no sense because Perez accepted over $18,000 from the NCCA so she could summon witnesses. However, the penalty imposed on Perez was discussed and approved by the Supreme Court, so Shapiro is currently serving his 20-year imprisonment for duping people into a $390 million Ponzi scheme.

The lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm PC understand that many of our fellow attorneys are left dealing with financial burdens after being suspended from the professions. However, if you believe a suspension is heading your way, we may be able to help you prevent it from happening. Contact us at (512) 495-9995 to discuss your legal options.


Possible situations that may lead to professional license revocation

Professionals such as physicians, teachers, attorneys and nurses obtain their professional licenses after several years of study and hard work. However, there are some situations that could result in the possible revocation of such licenses, which prevents license holders from earning a sustainable income.

  • Committing any malpractice while working in the profession.
  • Getting involved in fraudulent activities
  • Getting convicted of any crime.

Any of these situations can be considered a violation of the ethical rules and laws that are set for professionals. Mistakes can put their career at risk if their license is threatened with suspension or revocation. Those who have their license revoked often find themselves struggling to provide for the financial needs of their family.

Professionals, however, should know that there are some legal means available to protect their livelihood if they think their license is being threatened with revocation. Find out how the license defense attorneys at Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin can help defend your license by calling (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal options.


Spanish teacher in Webster Groves suspended after criminal charges

A teacher at a middle school in Webster Groves was indefinitely suspended after police suspected he was encouraging prostitution on the side, an article of komov.com reported on August 11.

Reports said the school district decided to indefinitely suspend Hixson Middle School teacher Robert Wilson after he was charged with facilitating prostitution activity in January. The woman Wilson allegedly assisted was identified as Stephanie Emery. Wilson provided Emery with security in exchange for a cut of the money coming from her work. He also helped her look for new clients through advertisements. Wilson, who was a Spanish language teacher at Hixson for 17 years, was replaced by a new teacher recently hired by the district.

Unfortunately, financial problems often follow when a teacher’s license is suspended. The punishment is usually much worst if the suspension is indefinite. However, if you think that your teacher’s license is being threatened with suspension, seeking legal help is critical for you to possibly prevent it from happening. Call an Austin license defense attorney of the Leichter Law Firm PC today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal options.


Minnesota lawyer’s license suspended over stabbing incident

A Minnesota attorney who handles personal injury cases had his professional license suspended after he was involved in a stabbing incident at a hotel bar, an article of Star Tribune reported on July 28.

According to reports, a suspension order was imposed on 42-year-old Michael Riehm’s attorney license after he stabbed a man in 2014 at Manny’s bar. The victim, identified as Daniel Kerkinni, sustained a stab wound and punctured lung after he made an offensive joke about the attorney’s spouse. The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility prevented Riehm from appealing the suspension for five years. Riehm was also ordered to settle $200,000 worth of damage to Kerkinni.

The attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC understand that many legal professionals in Austin struggle with a serious financial and emotional loss after having their license suspended. However, if you are threatened with suspension, we may be able to help you prevent it. Find out how we may work for you today by calling (512) 495-9995.