Defending Professionals Accused of Criminal Violations
You worked hard your whole life to get where you are today. School, Exams, and Licensure. If you have been arrested, there are additional worries besides the potential criminal penalties. Take the time to speak with an attorney who understands that there are additional needs for the professional.
Doctors arrested for Crimes
If you are a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida then you regulated by the Department of Health. A doctor convicted of a criminal offense may face additional penalties for violating professional regulations. Additionally, there is a requirement that you report the criminal conviction to the Board of Medicine. If you are a doctor and have been arrested it is important that you contact a criminal defense attorney before you make any statement to law enforcement or to Board of Medicine.
In addition to criminal penalties the Florida Board of Medicine can impose fines, suspensions, or even a revocation of your license. More information on disciplinary regulation of doctors can be found the Florida Administrative Code.
Florida Nurses Arrested in Florida
Much like Doctors, nurses too are regulated by the Florida Department of Health. Nurses are required to report all criminal conviction under Florida Statute 456.072. Additionally certain convictions may trigger additional disciplinary sanctions. It is important to contact a criminal defense attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.
Attorneys Charged with A Crime
The Florida Bar governs the conduct of lawyers practicing in the State of Florida. If you are an attorney who has been arrested it is imperative to immediately contact an attorney. Depending upon the arrest, what you are charged with, and how the case is disposed, there may be certain self-reporting requirements. It is important that you contact a criminal defense attorney immediately to ensure that your constitutional rights and right to practice law are protected.
Certified Public Accountants
CPA’s are governed by the Department of Business and Processional Regulation. According to Florida Statute 473.323 if a CPA is convicted or found guilty of a crime in any jurisdiction, which relates to the practice of public accounting, the CPA will be subject to disciplinary action by the Department of Business and Processional Regulation.
It is important that to ensure that your rights are protected, you immediately contact a criminal defense attorney. A criminal conviction may have an impact your ability to continue as a certified public accountant.
If you are a pharmacist who is licensed to dispense medication in the state of Florida then you are regulated by the Department of Health. A criminal conviction may have a detrimental effect on your ability to fill prescriptions. If you are a pharmacist who has been arrested it is important that you speak with a criminal attorney before you make any statements to law enforcement or the Florida Board of Pharmacy.