What is SB- 145?

Posted on October 15, 2020

Senate Bill 145 is the newest law to be enacted into California courtrooms. The bill serves to make changes to how rape cases are handled and clear up previous conflicting laws on statutory rape. Currently, California courts treat these cases differently based on the type of intercourse involved. In cases pertaining to consensual heterosexual relations between an adult and a minor 14 years or older, the charged adult is not automatically required to register as a sex offender. However, cases involving other types of sexual relations automatically result in sex offender registration for the young adults involved with a minor.

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How to Apply for My Professional Nursing License

Posted on February 25, 2021

Nursing is one of the largest growing professions in California. With the need for more assistance in medical facilities, more residents are seeking to obtain their nursing licenses. If you are ready to start your healthcare career, here’s what you can expect from the process of applying for your professional license. Applying for California Nursing License There are two paths you can take to obtain your nursing license in California - exam or endorsement.  Exam If you are seeking to obtain your license for the first time, you are required to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). This standardized

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Will My Record Impact My Professional License Application?

Posted on February 18, 2021

After years of preparation, you are ready to finally start your professional career. However, it’s important to note that mistakes made in your past can threaten your future. No matter your designated industry, these criminal convictions can leave lasting impacts. Here’s how your record can impact your professional license application.  Causes of Professional License Denial The chances of your license being denied due to convictions in your past are dependant on your licensing board. If your mistakes relate to job duties you may be required to perform in your professional career, you may receive a statement of issues from your

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How Can A License Defense Attorney Expunge My Past Convictions?

Posted on February 11, 2021

Past social mistakes are a common problem for many licensed professionals. As these California residents are looking to kick-start their new careers, they find themselves facing application denials or disciplinary action due to past convictions - some of which may be unrelated to the job they are applying for. The ideal way to overcome these setbacks is to work with a license defense attorney to expunge your convictions and seal your record.  How Convictions Impact Your Career In California, there are hundreds of occupational licensing boards that have strict requirements for license holders. If you make a mistake and are

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Do Attorneys Have to Report Convictions to the Bar?

Posted on February 4, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHuYM7A-AqE As an attorney, you spend hours fighting to get the best results for your clients’ cases. However, you may not know what to do when you yourself are facing a conviction. Here’s why it’s imperative for attorneys to communicate with a license defense attorney immediately to resolve these matters quickly. Disciplinary Charges The California Business and Professions Code requires that an attorney report their convictions of a misdemeanor charge to the State Bar if it involves dishonesty or moral turpitude. In most circumstances, you have 30 days to report these misdemeanor convictions.  However, if an attorney is charged by

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When Should You Hire a Medical License Lawyer?

Posted on January 28, 2021

Frontline jobs have grown in demand as many California professionals look to pivot their careers. Unfortunately, issues with your current and new licensing board can prevent you from starting your life as a nurse or physician’s assistant. Although it may seem like a good idea to try and resolve these issues yourself, managing licensing investigations while also applying for a new certification can be overwhelming. Here are signs that it’s time to work with a medical license lawyer. Your Medical License Was Denied The last thing you want to deal with in the process of trying to pivot your career

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New Career Opportunities for Licensed Professionals in 2021

Posted on January 21, 2021

In March 2020, the unemployment rate peaked in California. Many businesses closed their doors and sent their employees home. Licensed professionals were some of the individuals most impacted by these shutdowns. Now as a result of the pandemic, California residents are looking for new avenues for their professional careers. Several laws are helping these residents create their new career paths. AB-2147  CAL FIRE and LA County Fire Department have been working alongside the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for years to provide inmates with the opportunity to serve the community and fight wildfires. However, their years of hard work didn’t

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How to Resolve Issues with My Teaching License Renewal

Posted on January 14, 2021

Historically, California teachers review and renew their professional licenses in the early parts of the year. In the best of circumstances, this process is simple. However, many times this process becomes overrun when potential accusations are presented against teachers. Here’s how you can navigate potential issues with your teaching credentials and ensure your license is protected and renewed for the following year. Reasons for License Investigations As an educator, you are expected to maintain the highest standards. Unfortunately, mistakes can leave a lasting impression on your reputation and cause friction when it comes time to renew your teaching contract. As

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Client Testimonial: Unlock Legal Negotiated Disciplinary Action For My DUI With My California Licensing Board

Posted on January 7, 2021

As a California licensed professional, receiving a DUI can add many complications to your career. Not only will you be dealing with criminal charges, but you will also have to face your professional licensing board. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could lose your license.  Several of our clients were dealing with the impacts of a DUI conviction. This is how our team of professional license defense attorneys saved their careers. Drinking and Driving In 2019, the California Highway Patrol arrested over seven thousand people under the influence. Our client was one of these drivers. After attending a

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How to Protect Your Professional License from a DUI Charge

Posted on December 31, 2020

Driving while under the influence is a mistake that can cost your professional license. And the holidays are the most dangerous time to be on the road. Even though most people are celebrating the holidays at home, others may still be going out and not thinking twice about their mental and physical clarity.  There have been many recent DUI cases in Southern California that have resulted in fatalities this holiday season. Whether you’ve chosen to consume alcohol or recreational marijuana, getting behind the wheel impaired will result in serious consequences to your career. If you receive a DUI this holiday

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Top Holidays for DUI Arrests

Posted on December 24, 2020

DUIs are a common problem during the holiday season for many licensed professionals. Don’t let lockdowns and stay-at-home orders fool you.  There are still drunk drivers on the road.  There may be fewer cars on the road, but it is still a concern. Just recently, a young woman is accused of causing a deadly accident in Newport Beach.  Police believe the driver may have been under the influence.    Sadly, we see this situation play out every year.  Distracted by holiday get-togethers, many are less vigilant when they are driving and tend to make bad decisions. As a result, DUI arrests

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