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Criminal Defense for Licensed Professionals in New York State
If you’ve been arrested for a felony or misdemeanor involving drugs or drunk driving, it makes sense to focus on the criminal charges. At the same time, it’s a mistake to think that you can achieve the best possible result without considering the impact of your criminal charge on other aspects of your life.
Some criminal cases can cause serious professional or occupational problems for licensed professionals, and the attorney defending you should take these factors into account. To work with counsel who knows how to coordinate your criminal defense with the professional fallout from your legal problem, contact Attorney P. Adam Militello, Esq. for a free evaluation of your case.
Facing Professional Licensing Problems at the Office of Professional Discipline? Call (585) 485-0025.
Did you know that being convicted of DWI is considered professional misconduct? The Office of Professional Discipline investigates and prosecutes alleged misconduct of nurses, licensed engineers, physical therapists, psychotherapists, and numerous other types of licensed professionals. An experienced attorney who understands that the rules followed by the NYS Office of Professional Discipline are very different from the rules in regular courts can help you protect your license. Call me today if OPD has contacted you.
I can tell you whether your license to teach or practice medicine will be affected by a conviction of a particular criminal offense, or whether an otherwise attractive plea offer might only lead to disciplinary proceedings against you. Whenever possible, our goal for professional clients is to resolve a criminal prosecution on terms that will not lead to additional administrative problems before a New York disciplinary panel or licensing board.
Much of my work defending professionals involves negotiations with the prosecutor on the criminal side of the case. I work to convince the prosecution to drop the charges that will lead most directly to licensing problems, especially if you have no prior criminal record. In some cases, I also work with your licensing board or an agency investigator to minimize the impact on your professional standing while the criminal case is pending. If I can take a strong defense to a hearing, we can explain the circumstances of the case to your licensing board and work toward a deferral of disciplinary proceedings until your criminal problem is resolved. On the other hand, if strong evidence against you makes a negotiated plea likely in the criminal case, we can work with your specific licensing board to mitigate disciplinary sanctions.
Find out more about the ways an experienced defense lawyer can protect your interests in a criminal case with professional implications. Contact The Militello Law Firm at (585) 485-0025 for a free telephone consultation and case evaluation.