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 convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, you could have a permanent stain on your record. These convictions can result in:
- License denial
- Investigation with your licensing board
- Disciplinary action such as suspension or revocation
As a result, your current or future career can feel out of reach. This is where a professional license defense attorney can unlock your livelihood.
Related Article: Case Study: Expunging Criminal Records for California Nurse
How to Expunge Your Records
An expungement helps communicate with your licensing board that you have rehabilitated and deserve another chance at practicing in your industry. Your professional license attorney will work with you and your board to clean up your rap sheet and present your case in a positive light to your California licensing board. Depending on the nature of your convictions, you may have a certain waiting period before you can reapply to your board. If your attorney is experienced in license defense, they will know how to help you navigate through this timeline and ensure that you have the best chance at obtaining your professional license.
Contact Unlock Legal
We understand how important your license is to your livelihood. You don’t have to give up your career because of one mistake. Our professional license defense team has experience expunging convictions, sealing records, and facing California licensing boards. We will work with you until your case is completed and help you get the best outcome possible.
Unlock Legal provides focused representation in criminal defense and defense for California licensed professionals. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at 949-988-4444 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can.