Will a Domestic Violence Charge Affect My California Professional License?
In the state of California, there are many crimes that can threaten your professional license, one of which is domestic violence. Domestic violence cases are more common than you think and can seriously damage your reputation and affect your career.
Consequences of Domestic Violence Convictions
California classifies domestic abuse as crimes that involve harm or threat of harm to an intimate partner. Whether it was an accident, self-defense, or a false accusation, these charges can result in serious consequences which may include the following:
6 – 12 months in jail
52-week Intervention Classes
Fines up to $1,000 plus penalty assessments
Conviction of criminal charge(s)
3 years of court-ordered Probation
Discipline of your professional license
If you are a licensed professional, having a domestic violence stain on your record can threaten your livelihood. Many California licensing boards have suspended or revoked licenses for criminal charges such as this. Getting assistance from an experienced professional can help lessen disciplinary actions and secure your future.
Guidance From a Professional License Defense Attorney
Although you will need a criminal defense lawyer to represent you in court for your domestic violence charges, it’s also a good idea to work with a professional license attorney like those at Unlock Legal. Your license defense attorney can fight for your professional license by finding a resolution for your misconduct or representing you during an administrative hearing. During the hearing, you will appear before your professional licensing board or an administrative law judge. At this point, your attorney will have the opportunity to provide facts, evidence, and arguments on your behalf. Then, the licensing board can take up to 100 days to make a decision before you know if your license will be placed on probation with terms and conditions, or suspended altogether. Our professional license defense attorneys can help you get the best outcome possible and get back to your career.
Contact Unlock Legal
Dealing with a domestic violence charge can be difficult for a professional in any industry. Our team has experience working with both criminal attorneys and licensing boards to find a positive solution for you.
If you fear your professional license is in jeopardy, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a quick, discreet, and confidential consultation. Know that with us, you are in great hands. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at your convenience at 949-268-2857 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.