Professional Licensing Hearings
You worked hard and sacrificed so much; you invested valuable time and resources in the pursuit of your degree. You finally achieved the status of licensed professional and have spent years fortifying your good reputation and fine tuning your skill set. Now it is being threatened by the regulatory board’s investigation. The investigation may be nothing or it may result in fines, public censure, and even suspension or revocation of your professional license.
When you were officially licensed you agreed to abide by certain rules. If someone alleges that you broke the rules, the regulatory board for your profession will conduct an investigation to determine the merits and whether the process should proceed to a hearing and possible discipline. One common reason for investigation is criminal charges, even charges unrelated to your work. For example, if a nurse is arrested for DUI, the nurse will face criminal charges and may be investigated by the Department of Health.
In this scenario especially, it is important to hire an attorney that is capable of handling both matters. There should be a global resolution outlook on the case, which could become complicated with two separate attorneys. If the nurse is subject to appear for a hearing before the board before he or she must go to criminal court, there could be a self-incrimination issue. The nurse could disclose critical facts or say something in the disciplinary hearing that the State will then be able to use to prosecute the nurse for the DUI. Do not fall victim to this conundrum. Hire an attorney who can handle both the criminal charge and disciplinary hearing.
Baker Associates will represent professionals from various disciplines, including, but not limited to:
You worked too hard and accomplished too much to not take this investigation and hearing seriously. Protect your license by calling Baker Associates today. With offices in Nashville and Sevierville, we proudly serve professionals throughout Tennessee.