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Professional License Defense

Professional License Defense

Your License Is Your Livelihood

The experienced lawyers at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy have the aggressive legal approach needed to defend the rights of licensed professionals to practice their profession in New York State.

When a license is required in order for a professional to work, there is a great deal at stake when they are facing professional misconduct, criminal charges, or accusations of any kind.

Accusations, charges of professional misconduct, or criminal misdemeanor or felony charges could result in a professional license being suspended or revoked – essentially putting that professional out of practice or work.

Professional Misconduct Defense in New York State

Being a licensed professional by New York State requires adherence to a set of additional responsibilities and levels of misconduct and an obligation to follow accepted standards of professional practice as defined by state law, rules, and regulations.

Failure to perform according to these requirements is considered a ‘professional misconduct’ and when proven, typically results in disciplinary action. Any disciplinary inquiry – even if deemed meritless – should be dealt with seriously and quickly.

A professional found to have committed professional misconduct may have his or her professional license revoked or suspended, and may be subject to other disciplinary measures.

With so much at stake, hiring an experienced defense attorney is extremely important. A successful criminal defense attorney is highly qualified in protecting the rights of licensed professionals and ensuring the career and lifetime earning potential of professionals licensed by New York State.

Defense Attorneys for Professionals Licensed by NY State

Learn more about defense for licensed physicians and lawyers and legal professionals. The conduct of medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, and physicians assistants are regulated by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct. Lawyers’ conduct is regulated by the Committee on Professional Standards. Each of these entities has its own specialized procedures and rules, and you can learn more about our defense practice for each of these areas by following the appropriate link.

Most other professions in New York, listed below, are regulated by the New York State Office of the Professions (OPD). For each of these professions listed below, this single state agency, the OPD, investigates, prosecutes and adjudicates allegations of professional misconduct. Although the rules for each profession are largely similar, there are important differences from profession to profession.

If you are a licensed professional facing an investigation or formal allegations of professional misconduct, your reputation, your occupation and your livelihood are on the line. If you love what you do, you have nothing more valuable to your profession than your license to practice it. No measures should be spared in defending your license to follow your calling in life, and at the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm, our professional defense attorneys have represented countless professionals facing allegations of misconduct. We measure our success in terms of licenses saved, and careers kept intact. We have been representing licensed professionals for decades, and we stand ready and able to represent you if you practice one of the professions listed below and are facing allegations of misconduct.

  • Acupuncture
  • Architecture
  • Athletic Training
  • Audiology
  • Certified Dental Assistants
  • Certified Histological Technicians
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Shorthand Reporting
  • Chiropractic
  • Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  • Cytotechnologists
  • Dental Anesthesia/Sedation
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dentists
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  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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