The Stakes Are Higher For A Licensed Professional Accused Of A Crime
When a typical citizen is arrested or charged with a crime, they may be chiefly worried about jail time or fines. When a professional is accused of the same criminal offense, it could potentially cost them their job and end their career.
The attorney at The Law Office of Geoffrey McInroy, LLC, has successfully defended licensed professionals who have been charged with crimes that threaten their licensure. If you have been arrested or approached by investigators, contact our office immediately for a free consultation. Geoffrey McInroy will take proactive measures to get the charges dismissed or to prepare a vigorous defense.
Is Your Professional License In Jeopardy?
It is not “just a DUI” or “only a misdemeanor” if the conviction leads to termination of your employment or disciplinary proceedings before the licensing board. We can defend physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, teachers, therapists, accountants, architects, cosmetologists or anyone licensed by the state of Pennsylvania.
Mr. McInroy will examine the criminal charges against you to gauge the potential impact on your licensure and continued career. Certain crimes will automatically trigger disciplinary action upon conviction. Other criminal offenses may result in an inquiry by the licensing body as a violation of the professional code of conduct. We understand that a suspension from practice or even an official reprimand in your file can have a devastating impact on your professional standing and career prospects.
We will intervene with the district attorney or city attorney to try to influence charges that could jeopardize your license; for example, reducing a felony to a misdemeanor or reducing a drunk driving charge to reckless driving. If we cannot dismiss the case or negotiate a beneficial plea deal, we are always prepared to go to trial to defend your freedom and your occupation.
Are You Worried About A Past Conviction?
If you have relocated to Pennsylvania or if you are seeking initial licensure or renewal, a past criminal offense could come back to haunt you. You may be eligible for record expungement, a judicial process to remove old convictions or arrest records. It may be possible to reopen an old case in which you pleaded guilty or received an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) or Probation Without Verdict (PWOV). Our attorney can advise on which things you must disclose to the licensing board and what your options may be to repair your criminal record.
Take Action To Protect Your Livelihood
We understand how high the stakes are. No matter what the criminal charges are, we will assert your defenses and explore every avenue to mitigate the damage. Geoffrey McInroy provides a free initial consultation. Call our Camp Hill criminal defense firm at 717-540-6833 or contact us online.