Professional Licensing Defense Attorney Sacramento – Deferred Entry of Judgment and Diversion
A criminal matter will likely cause problems for those holding professional licenses or seeking to obtain professional licenses in the future
Such as a CPA, RN, LVN, MD, JD, therapist, through the California Board of Registered Nursing, Department of Insurance, Board of Psychology, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Consumer Affairs, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, California Medical Board, State Bar of California, etc…
As such, if you are charged with a crime, even a misdemeanor crime, it is important to have an attorney with experience with both criminal law and administrative law/professional licensing law. For example, even if a misdemeanor is later expunged pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.4, the misdemeanor conviction must still be disclosed to the licensing agency. Deferred Entry of Judgment or DEJ is a common disposition for less serious misdemeanors in California. But, even a misdemeanor dismissed following deferred entry of judgment may have to be disclosed to the licensing agency or board. There are also special rules related to drug diversion under Penal Code section 1000 as it relates to professional licensing.
In sum, if you have a professional license or hope to obtain one some day, and you are charged with a crime, it is critical that you have the right attorney to protect your future – Jonathan Turner is professional licensing defense attorney Sacramento.
3620 American River Drive, Suite 120 | Sacramento, CA 95864
Telephone: (916) 471-6506
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