Professional license holders such as doctors, psychiatrists, dentists,
contractors, and mortgage brokers may have additional incentives to act
quickly and diligently when accused of domestic assault or violence. If
a professional facing such charges is convicted of the
crime, the penalties can include the suspension or completely revocation of
his or her professional licenses. In some cases, this can be the longest
lasting effect of a conviction, as it can permanently remove a professional’s
ability to make money or find gainful employment.
Social Consequences & Insurance Damage
If a professional’s licenses are revoked due to a domestic violence
conviction, the details can be accessible to the public. Any sort of discipline
taken against a professional will be posted to public places (typically
online) by the overseeing licensing board or disciplinary agency. That
public knowledge of their domestic assault conviction can be absolutely
devastating, crippling their chances of finding success even after having
their licenses restored in the future.
Liability insurance can also be canceled or negatively altered if there
is reason to believe the domestic assault conviction affected or could
affect former, current, and future clients. In this way, the finances
of the convicted professional are impacted even further by forcing him
or her to seek a new insurance provider or by raising his or her insurance premiums.
Challenging the Charges in Court Might Be the Only Option
As an additional danger to professional license holders accused of domestic
assault, a conviction is not necessary for a license revocation to occur.
So long as guilt is admitted in some capacity, professional licenses can
be taken away. That is to say, if a plea deal is made to avoid litigation
and no official conviction is obtained by the state, a licensee could
still be stripped of his or her licenses. It is therefore important for
a professional license holder to fight domestic assault charges in their
entirety, which can include retaining a criminal defense attorney.
The Omaha criminal defense attorneys at Berry Law Firm have more than 100
cumulative years of legal experience dealing with high-stakes, complex,
and sensitive criminal defense cases, including those involving violent
crime and domestic assault accusations. Professionals facing the loss
of their licenses due to allegations of abuse can rely on us for dedicated
counsel that takes an aggressive approach when dealing with the prosecution.
Interested parties can call
402.817.6550 or use an
online contact form to request a
free case evaluation.