What Can I Do if I Lost My Nursing License?

Posted on November 7, 2019

Many people believe that nurses have an innate quality and compassion to help people. Simply put, they don’t choose to be nurses; nursing and caring for people is a calling for them. It’s in their DNA. Many nurses enjoy a wonderful career, bond with a great medical staff, and feel honored to help patients return back to health.  Some nurses, however, run into issues both on and off-duty that can cause them to have their license permanently revoked. Licensing boards take medical violations seriously. They also take any type of criminal or activity seriously, even if that situation happens miles


What Are Some Reasons My Professional License Could be Denied in the State of California?

Posted on October 22, 2019

Becoming a licensed professional within your industry is no easy feat, but having your application denied within the process is a barrier you weren’t expecting. It can be heartbreaking! To many, these reasons can come as a surprise. The denial process, which is similar to other institutions, requires a detailed explanation for how the decision was reached. Traditionally, during the appeal process, the board will deliver your Statement of Issues which details the reason for your denial. If denied for any reason, your licensing fees won’t be refunded. We want to save you time and money to inform you about


Can the California Dental Board Suspend or Revoke my Dentistry License?

Posted on October 15, 2019

You’ve worked hard to graduate from dental school, and now you're running your practice. The last thing you want to worry about is losing your dental license or being denied for renewal. You’re not alone. Hundreds of licensed professionals struggle with obtaining or renewing their license after complaints. The process can be daunting and tiresome. It’s very important to be aware of the critical mistakes other dentists have made to put their licenses in jeopardy. They can occur outside the practice, or they can include neglect or  defiance of certain laws and practices. We want to take a look at


Can I Seal My Arrest Records in the State of California?

Posted on October 7, 2019

If you’ve been arrested, those several hours from being in handcuffs until you walked out of a police station can haunt you for the rest of your life.  A lot of people get arrested, but may never be convicted.  While the legal troubles may be gone, that arrest can stick on your record for you entire life.  The team at Unlock Legal understands that it is unsightly if you are applying for a job or a professional license. Under California law, individuals who were arrested, but never convicted are allowed to submit a request to seal your arrest record. So,


Real Estate Violations in California That Can Result in License Suspensions

Posted on October 2, 2019

If you work in real estate here in California, you know the market is competitive. Real estate agents are an integral part of the home buying process, and reputation means everything. But what happens when you do something wrong inside or outside the business? You find yourself facing a hearing with the real estate board. Just like any other legal hearings, you wouldn’t want to attend those on your own. That’s why real estate agents have Unlock Legal on retainer. When your license is in jeopardy, you need an experienced professional license defense team to defend your case. We want


Unlock Legal Welcomes Attorney Melissa DuChene to the Firm

Posted on September 24, 2019

Unlock Legal is proud to announce that attorney Melissa DuChene has joined the firm. Melissa’s criminal defense background is a benefit to both our criminal defense practice and in defending our professional licensees against criminal allegations. “Melissa shines not only as a competent attorney, but she is also a tremendous advocate for the clients she works with. Her determination to make things fair and right for licensed professionals is why she is now a critical member of the Unlock Legal team,” said Unlock Legal founder and lead attorney Miranda McCroskey. Throughout her life, Melissa has been a natural advocate and


MaxLove Project

Posted on September 19, 2019

We work with a variety of organizations and movements here in Orange County.  One that is very near and dear to our hearts is the MaxLove Project.  MaxLove Project was inspired by SuperMax Wilford, and many children like him, who continue to fight and thrive against cancer and life-threatening issues. The MaxLove Project works to inspire hope in young children and their families during the cancer-fighting years, and in the years beyond the treatment.  Approximately 15,600 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S, and that’s why it’s so important to have organizations such as these in place


Will My License Be Revoked Due to My Student Loan Debt?

Posted on September 11, 2019

You’ve worked hard for your professional license, but all of that hard work may have left you with some student debt.   You’re not alone.  Tens of thousands of students finish their education wondering how they’ll ever pay off their loans. Student loan debt is one of our nation’s biggest financial issues right now.  Unlock Legal wants to share with you something associated with student debt that many professionals aren’t familiar with. There are states where a licensed professional could lose their license if they default on their student loans. This is concerning, but it’s important to stay informed about the


My EMT Certification Application Was Denied. Now What?

Posted on September 5, 2019

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are often the first ones to provide help to people sometimes facing life-threatening medical emergencies. If you’ve trained to become an EMT but had your certification denied because of a past criminal conviction, Unlock Legal wants you to know you have the opportunity to appeal your denial and get your certification — if you know what to say.  Unlike many professionals, who are licensed by individual states, all EMTs in the United States must first be certified by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). All denied EMT certification applications can be appealed within 45


Can I Become a Veterinarian If I Have a Criminal Conviction?

Posted on August 28, 2019

Veterinarians do the important work of making sure that our pets are healthy and ready to make us happy. But what happens when a veterinarian is accused or convicted of a crime? Unlock Legal, an Orange County-based professional license defense firm, wants you to know that veterinarians will probably run into trouble with the Veterinary Medical Board, which could suspend or revoke theirs depending on the circumstances of each case. Will I Lose My Veterinary License Over a Criminal Conviction? The type of criminal conviction you’re facing will determine the sanctions you’ll receive on your license. According to the Veterinary