My Psychology License Was Denied. Now What?

Posted on January 27, 2020

It takes an immense amount of time and effort to achieve the designation of Psychologist. This career demands attention to detail, and practitioners have the mental stability of their patients resting on their shoulders. They’re often the first ones to notice signs of instability in someone’s life and act as an important safety net when people need it the most. If you’ve trained to be a Psychologist but had your certification denied due to a past criminal conviction or other breach of the Board’s standards, Unlock Legal wants you to know that there is still hope. You have the opportunity


Chiropractor License Revoked? Here’s What You Do.

Posted on January 20, 2020

Chiropractors have long been revered for their ability to improve lives. The way they understand the human body, its joints, and how they align is unparalleled, to say the least. That kind of accuracy takes years of practice to achieve. The truth is, it’s an extremely difficult profession to get into, and it can be devastating if your license is revoked by the board after all of your hard work. Chiropractors in California must adhere to rules set forth by the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Board of Chiropractic examiners. This governing body decides whether or not you are allowed


What Do I Do If I Lost My California Engineering License

Posted on January 14, 2020

As an engineer, you’ve dedicated your life to innovation. You have trained yourself to become a real-life problem solver. You’ve spent years dreaming of modernizing the world and made a significant investment in your education. Whether your focus is on civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or land surveying, the expectations for your social behavior can be extreme. Society can seem unforgiving when mistakes happen and result in severe consequences. So what do you do if your engineering license in California is in jeopardy? This can be an on-the-job issue or something that happened in your personal time.  This could be a


AB1076: A Long Time to Wait for Employment

Posted on January 7, 2020

When Gavin Newsom signed bill AB1076 into law, it opened the door for more than eight million Californians with a conviction to clear their records.  The bill, introduced by Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), offers record relief in an automated manner without the use of a petition.  It would require the Department of Justice, on a monthly basis, to review the records in the statewide criminal justice databases and to identify persons who are eligible for relief by having their arrest records, or their criminal conviction records, withheld from disclosure, as specified. The bill would require the department to grant relief


Miranda McCroskey Interview

Posted on January 1, 2020

Miranda McCroskey joined Tim Santoni for an episode of the Santoni Spotlight. Watch the interview below.       Read the text of the interview below. Tim Santoni: All right. Hi, this is Tim Santoni. Welcome to Santoni Spotlight. Today, I’m joined by Miranda McCroskey. Miranda, thank you so much for joining the show. Miranda M.: Thank you. Tim Santoni: Before we get started, maybe tell the viewers a little about yourself, your practice, so we get some context for what we’re going to be talking about today. Miranda M.: Great. I’ve been an attorney for over 20 years,


What Do I Do If I Lost My Teaching License

Posted on December 31, 2019

As a teacher, you’ve committed yourself to help others learn more about the subject matter that’s most important to them. Whether you’re working with early childhood, K-12, or any other student population, the world we live in today paints a much different picture than what societal standards even as recently as ten years ago. Teachers have extremely high expectations placed on their shoulders, and sometimes they make mistakes which lead to disciplinary action. At the end of the day, we are all human. But what do you do if your teaching license has been or is about to be revoked?


What Do I Do If I Lost My Pharmacy License

Posted on December 24, 2019

Working as a Pharmacist is a difficult job. There is a lot of responsibility being placed on your shoulders to make sure your patients are safe and receiving the level of care that is prescribed to them. This high level of responsibility also comes with its own set of standards that can get your license revoked if you aren’t careful. A qualifying offense could range anywhere from a domestic dispute or a DUI to a mistake on the job. The bottom line is, you may be a perfectly well-qualified pharmacist, but your career could be in jeopardy because of a


What Do I Do If I Lose My Dentistry License

Posted on December 19, 2019

Whether it’s been revoked or your renewal was denied, losing your Dentistry license can be crippling to your practice and income. Unfortunately, it’s a reality for many dental professionals who make a mistake. Many of them simply retire early or decide to change professions after years of dedicating themselves to this promising career. Losing licensure has been seen as a place of no return for some – but what if we told you there was a way to get back everything you’ve worked so hard for? At Unlock Legal, we specialize in professional license defense, and that includes fighting for


What is a California Certificate of Rehabilitation?

Posted on December 10, 2019

For convicted felons who have been rehabilitated since serving their sentence, it may be challenging to apply for gainful employment. However, in some instances, convicted felons or those that may have specific misdemeanor sex offenses can apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, which makes securing gainful employment less difficult. In this blog post, we will discuss Certificates of Rehabilitation and how they can improve the quality of life for those who successfully obtain them. What is a Certificate of Rehabilitation? A Certificate of Rehabilitation is a California court-issued document that indicates that a person previously convicted of a felony or


What is a Skelly Hearing?

Posted on December 5, 2019

At Unlock Legal, our seasoned team of professional license defense attorneys has over 20 years of experience, and we have become uniquely skilled at walking our clients through every component of their legal dilemma. In this two-part series, we will discuss Skelly hearings, starting with what they are and what to expect.  What is a Skelly hearing? A Skelly hearing gets its name from a California Supreme Court case called Skelly v. State Personnel Board (1975) 15 Cal.3d 194.  The Skelly court held that a civil service or public sector employee has a property right to his job and could


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