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Effects of DUI Convictions on California Licensed Professionals

Effects of DUI Convictions on California Licensed Professionals

DUI convictions and arrests typically increase during the holiday season. With these celebrations just around the corner, you could find yourself in an unhappy situation. Although DUI convictions are difficult for both licensed and non-licensed professionals, licensed professionals will experience more severe aftereffects of their arrest. Here’s how DUIs could affect you this season. Medical Professionals
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What Happens if a Nurse Receives a DUI Conviction?

What Happens if a Nurse Receives a DUI Conviction

A DUI conviction is a common cause for arrest in California. As a result, most people are aware of the negative outcomes. Many people, however, don’t know that nursing is the profession most impacted by DUIs. RNs, LVN, and PTs also risk losing their careers. Here’s what can happen when a nurse receives a DUI.
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What Happens at a Nurse’s Skelly Hearing?

What Happens at a Nurse’s Skelly Hearing

As a nurse, you face many obstacles. You may find yourself receiving a notice from your employer that you’ve done something wrong and could lose your job. It can feel very overwhelming to know how to protect your career in this situation. This is why many nurses have found success with a Skelly hearing. What
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Client Testimonial: Unlock Legal Protected My LVN Career

Client Testimonial Unlock Legal Protected My LVN Career

Each year, thousands of nurses are investigated by the BVNPT and risk losing their LVN licenses. Many of these clients come to us in desperate need of guidance and an ally. With over two decades of experience, our license defense lawyers at Unlock Legal have helped support hundreds of nurses during investigations and even after
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BVNPT revoked my LVN license. Can it be reinstated?

BVNPT revoked my LVN license. Can it be reinstated

As a professional member of the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT), your nursing license is your livelihood. You’ve spent years serving the community and may be confident your LVN license will remain intact. Unfortunately, you found yourself in a difficult position with the BVNPT. As a result, your LVN nursing license was
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Why is Nurses’ Week 2021 so Important?

Why is Nurses' Week 2021 so Important_

With Nurses’ Week starting May 6, now is the best time to say thank you to nurses everywhere. Day in and day out, nurses are dedicated to protecting our community – especially in the last year. As more people entered ICUs and hospitals needing one-on-one attention from staff, nurses put on their capes and took
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New Professional License Laws Nurses Should Know

New Professional License Laws Nurses Should Know

This year, California government officials have introduced several new bills that could impact the licensure of registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses. Some of these were already adopted in January of this year. However, many of the professional license laws will be enacted as early as July 2021. Here are the major California State Assembly
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Will Past Convictions Affect My LVN License Application?

Will Past Convictions Affect My LVN License Application

As a licensed vocational nurse, you are the lifeline for your patients. And to obtain your Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) license, you must be trustworthy and dedicated to the welfare of those in your care. Unfortunately, past convictions can cause frictions with applying for your (LVN) license. Here’s what you need
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What Should I Do If My Medical License is Under Investigation?

A local doctor’s medical license is currently under fire for reporting to traffic court from his surgery room. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Green, appeared on a Zoom call with a California judge while inside an operating room.  Major concerns of safety have been brought up because a patient was also inside the room. Green did
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Will My Record Impact My Professional License Application?

Will My Record Impact My Professional License Application?

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 criminal history record can impact your professional license application. Causes of Professional
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