Criminal charges are never an easy thing to face, especially when you are a licensed professional. Licensed professionals generally must adhere to certain standards of ethics and behavior. A criminal conviction, or even criminal charges alone, can lead to disciplinary proceedings that can lead to a suspended or revoked license, which can largely affect your standing within the profession.

Many highly trained professions require that you hold a license from a governing body whose purpose is to ensure appropriate standards are upheld. Some of the professions that require a license include:

  •  Nurses
  •  Psychologists
  •  Physicians
  •  Dentists
  •  Lawyers

If you are a licensed professional who is facing criminal charges, the best choice you can make is to choose a criminal defense attorney who understands how to build a vigorous defense of your professional license as well.