Licensed Professional Discipline Defense
Do you need legal assistance with your professional licensing board?
Most Tennessee licensing boards have the right to discipline members of regulated professions for misconduct—including a criminal conviction.
If you are a member of a licensed profession and are facing criminal charges of any kind, you should consider working with a lawyer who can defend you in your criminal case and protect your interests before your licensing board.
Our respected attorneys work to protect your professional license
At Raybin & Weissman, our attorneys will defend you against criminal charges while protecting you against the risk of a suspended or revoked professional license. We have represented individuals facing discipline from various professional licensing bodies. We provide dependable representation and expert advice when you’re facing a professional licensing board.
Our lawyers represent Nashville professionals in both criminal cases and administrative proceedings in fields such as:
- Real estate
- Commercial drivers
- Private investigators
- Funeral directors
- Home inspectors
Different professional licensing bodies have different standards when it comes to individuals charged with criminal offenses. In most cases, a licensing board will defer action against the professional’s license until the criminal case is resolved. But that varies greatly from one disciplinary board to another.
For example: The Tennessee Real Estate Commission might not pursue disciplinary action against a licensed broker until a pending DUI case is resolved; but the Board of Examiners in Psychology might undertake its own investigation if a licensed therapist is charged with a sex crime.
We take a personal approach to help you achieve a positive outcome
In addition to professionals facing discipline, we work with individuals whose past legal problems can make it difficult to obtain a professional license. We assist people seeking entry or readmission to licensed professions in cases where a past conviction can create problems. We also represent people applying for reinstatement after probationary or suspension terms have expired. We can guide you through the application process and help ensure your petition is complete, candid and compelling.
Our lawyers also represent clients who have completed the academic and examination requirements for entry into such professions as medicine or the law, but have encountered problems with “good character” requirements. These problems could reflect past convictions for drunk driving, underage drinking in college, or difficulties related to an arrest on drug charges.
No matter what your situation, we have the knowledge and skills to help both seasoned professionals and new applicants overcome all types of licensing issue and problems. We help you overcome the obstacles standing between you and your chosen profession.
If you need assistance defending yourself in front of a Tennessee professional disciplinary board, or you are seeking entry or re-entry into a profession, contact the knowledgeable lawyers at Raybin & Weissman for a confidential consultation today.