Sacramento Professional Licensing Defense – Background Checks
Most professional license applications, such as nursing licenses, teaching credentials, broker licenses, insurance licenses, etc…, include a moral character section.
Within that moral character section are questions about a person’s criminal history and background.
They will often ask if the person has ever been convicted of and/or arrested for a crime such as a misdemeanor or felony. Applicants with criminal convictions, even ones that have since been expunged pursuant to California Penal Code section 1203.4, must check the “yes” box to such questions. The “yes” response usually then requires an explanation of the conviction. The licensing agency may also require court and law enforcement documents related to the conviction. All of this can be quite daunting for the professional license applicant. If you are filling out a professional license application and have a criminal history, it is vital that you have legal counsel such as administrative law attorney Jonathan Turner to assist you.
Your responses to those background questions may ultimately determine whether you receive your professional license or not. Professional license applications can be denied not only for prior criminal history but also the licensee’s failure to properly fill out the moral character section of the application. Professional licensing lawyer Jonathan Turner is here to help. Contact him for a consultation.
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