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Lawsuit against Abilene teacher dropped

A lawsuit brought against an Abilene Independent School District high school teacher accused of not telling authorities that he or she knew another teacher was having an affair with a student has been dropped. The case has been dismissed without a monetary settlement.

A former Cooper High School English teacher was sentenced to seven years probation and stripped of her teaching license after a 15 year-old student told police they had had a sexual relationship. If she adheres to the terms of her probation, the offense will not go on her permanent record.

Although the lawsuit against the other teacher was dismissed, the mother of the student has said she is still seeking a monetary settlement.

If you are a teacher at risk of losing your license, contact the teaching license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm PC by calling (512) 495-9995.


Teacher loses license, gets jail time

A 43 year-old teacher from Portland, Maine lost his teaching license after pleading guilty to providing alcohol to a minor.

Last September, police were informed that the teacher provided alcohol to a 16 year-old at his apartment the month before. The gender of the teenager and whether or not he or she was a student at the high school he taught at was not disclosed. Along with revoking his teaching license, the man was sentenced to five days in jail.

Since 1993, he taught English at the high school. He also coached boys varsity soccer, boys varsity tennis, and was an adviser for the Student Council and chess club.

If you are facing charges that could result in losing your teaching license, contact the teaching license defense lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm PC by calling (512) 495-9995.


Teacher’s license revoked due to car crash

An elementary school teacher has lost her teaching license after she left the scene of a car accident that resulted in bodily injury. The accident occurred in the summer of 2009 when she was 27 years-old.

According to court documents, the woman was at a college reunion where she mixed medication and alcohol before driving home that night. She left the scene after rear-ending another vehicle. The teacher was admitted and completed the Intensive Supervision program and asked that her teaching license be suspended rather than revoked.

However, under law, her charges were too serious and her ability to teach public school was taken away. She has the option to appeal the decision to the state education commissioner.

If you are at risk of losing your teaching license, contact the Texas teachers’ license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm by calling 512-495-9995.


Texas lawyer convicted in whistleblower case

A Texas attorney has been convicted of misusing official information, retaliation, and official oppression after he represented a physician who tried to find the identities of two whistleblowers who filed an anonymous complaint to the Texas Medical Board about his medical practices.

The physician, with the help of close friend and sheriff of Kermit, Texas, obtained a search warrant for the whistleblowers’ personal computers in order to confirm his suspicions. He in turn fired the whistleblowers, who were nurses at Winkler County Memorial Hospital, after discovering their identities. The nurses were later faced felony charges of misusing official information, but have been dismissed and acquitted.

Now the physician, sheriff, and attorney are facing charges of retaliation. The attorney was found guilty of knowingly filing false charges against the nurses. He will serve 120 days in jail, 10 years probation, and a $6,000 fine.

If your legal career is in jeopardy, contact the Texas State Bar defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995.


Teacher arrested, accused of rape

A 33 year-old Long Island teacher is accused of raping her 16 year-old student. Police say she filmed them having sex, which led to her arrest after they obtained the tape. The legal age of consent in New York is 17 years-old. The woman has taught law and government at the high school for five years.

Investigators say that the boy admitted to sleeping with his teacher after being confronted by his mother. He later told police that the woman took him to a motel, where she filmed them together.

The teacher has been charged with third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act. She has pleaded not guilty to these charges.

If you or someone you love is at risk or has lost his or her teaching license, contact an experienced Texas teachers’ license defense attorney of the Leichter Law Firm PC at (512) 495-9995 to discuss your case.


5th grade teacher suspended for alleged use of force with students

A 5th grade teacher from Wisconsin was recently suspended from his job, and subsequently retired, after he was accused of using force with two of his students.

In May, the man allegedly grabbed the arms of two students who were walking down the hallway. The students complained, and the man was issued a letter that stated that he could not use force with students unless they are in “imminent danger.” The man was suspended from teaching during the 2011-2012 school year.

The man, who had worked in the school district for 31 years, decided to retire, rather than having his teaching license suspended.

If you are a teacher and you have had your teaching license suspended or revoked, please contact the Texas teaching license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995.


Pennsylvania Teacher Suspended for Blogs

A 30 year-old high school teacher was recently suspended after blogs she had written about her students surfaced. In her blogs, the teacher described her students in a negative light and made taunting remarks about anything from their clothing to their future careers.

Students, parents, and the school’s administration were unhappy with the blogs and felt that they were unnecessarily cruel. The blogs did not mention students by name and the school had no policy on teachers using the Internet.

The woman is currently not in jeopardy of losing her teaching license, and she is fighting her suspension.

If you are a teacher who is losing your professional license and would like to discuss your case, please contact the Texas teaching license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm at (512) 495-9995.