A criminal conviction carries many negative consequences for anybody, no matter how the person makes a living. However, for people in certain occupations, a criminal conviction can be especially devastating to their careers. In some cases, being convicted of a misdemeanor or felony can bring a professional career to a halt.
In particular, teachers, doctors and other health care professionals are sometimes unable to continue in their present positions or obtain future employment if they have a criminal record because of a guilty verdict in a sex crime or white collar crime case. Bus drivers may lose their jobs if they are convicted of a DWI/DUI. Lawyers’ careers may suffer serious harm if they are found guilty of crimes such as embezzlement of trust funds.
If you work in a professional occupation and have been charged with a crime, it is important to talk to a lawyer promptly — ideally, before you submit to interviews with investigators, make statements to police or make a guilty plea in a court of law. In addition to legal repercussions in the courts, you may need to guard against black marks on your professional record. You may be at risk of losing your professional license. Seek counsel from an Albany criminal defense lawyer with ample experience representing professionals in administrative hearings before professional boards, in addition to experience representing defendants before prosecutors in criminal courts.
Contact The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC to schedule a free consultation with an Albany criminal defense lawyer who understands why you need to protect your professional license — a lawyer who can represent you before any forum and help you safeguard your livelihood through a strong defense in court or in a professional administrative hearing. Call or e-mail the law offices if you have been charged with a crime or convicted of a crime and your career is in any of these professions: