Professional Licensing Defense

Professional License Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney in Orange County

As a professional, your license is your permit to practice in your chosen discipline. Protecting it is always a priority. The long-term effects of having your license suspended or revoked can be devastating: destroying your reputation and keeping you from earning a living. Even spurious accusations can have serious effects if not handled properly. This is why defending one's professional license is a job for experienced attorneys.

One of our areas of expertise at the Law Offices of Mark Raymond McDonald is professional license defense. We are always prepared to defend your reputation and your license with legal skill and aggressive support. We are available to assist you in maintaining your innocence and your integrity no matter your chosen field, including:

  • Medicine
  • Education
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Daycare
  • Any other field requiring licensing

Activities That May Put Your Professional License at Risk

The illegal actions that may put your license at risk include:

  • Practicing or driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Medical malpractice
  • Theft, fraud or embezzlement
  • Domestic abuse, child abuse, violent assault
  • Prescribing or selling narcotics illegally

Depending upon your line of work, there may be particular violations that put you at risk. If you are licensed to perform childcare, for example, losing track of a child's whereabouts, may result in loss of license.

Reasons an Attorney Is Necessary

Having a competent criminal defense attorney at your side during any disciplinary inquiries can mean the difference between keeping or losing your livelihood and your dignity. There are several ways a professional license defense attorney can assist you when your capability, honesty, or trustworthiness is called into question:

Keeping Your Cool During an Inquiry

Even merit-less inquiries can be intimidating, and appearing fearful can sometimes be interpreted as an indication of guilt. Having an attorney who understands the complexities of the pertinent laws, and who has been through the process many times before, can help to keep you on an even keel. You should never put yourself in the position of facing such inquiries alone.

Knowing How to Navigate the Criminal Process

Your attorney knows the ins and outs of answering provocative questions and precisely how much information you are required to reveal during an inquiry. Even if you are completely innocent, without a skilled Irvine criminal defense attorney by your side, you may unwittingly say something that can be misconstrued as self-incriminating.

Understanding Negotiations and Settlements

Because a professional license attorney has had experience with such inquiries, not only will the lawyer assist you in defending your reputation, but he or she will be adept at negotiating with the powers that be. Even when you have committed an infraction, a skilled lawyer, like Mark Raymond McDonald, is often able to negotiate an equitable settlement in which you retain your license by working with the administrative offices that threaten to take it from you.


Call today at (909) 443-1599 to discuss your charges and how they affect your professional license.