Licensed Professional Defense
Tennessee Professional License Disciplinary Proceedings
With more than 100 years of combined trial experience, we dedicate our professional lives to the fight for justice and to protect the quality of life for you and your loved ones, through highly personalized service and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
Most Tennessee licensing boards have the right to discipline members of regulated professions for misconduct, including a criminal conviction. If you are a member of a licensed profession who is facing criminal charges of any kind, you might consider retaining counsel who can defend you in the criminal case and protect your interests before your licensing board at the same time. For additional information about our experience with the defense of clients whose licensing considerations might complicate the defense of the pending criminal case, contact a knowledgeable attorney at Hollins, Raybin & Weissman, P.C.
Different professional licensing bodies have different standards for the discipline of persons charged with criminal offenses. In most cases upon proper request, a licensing board will defer action against the professional’s license until the criminal case is resolved, but actual practices vary a great deal from one disciplinary board to another, and are highly sensitive to the actual charges presented.
The Tennessee Real Estate Commission might very well choose not to pursue disciplinary action against a licensed broker until a pending DUI case is resolved, but the Board of Examiners in Psychology might undertake its own investigation promptly if a licensed therapist is charged with a sex crime. No matter what your professional circumstances might be, our AV-rated* attorneys can defend you against any criminal charge while protecting you against the risk of a suspended or revoked license.
Our lawyers represent professionals from such disciplines as the following in both criminal cases and administrative proceedings:
- Real estate
- Commercial drivers
- Private investigators
- Funeral directors
- Home inspectors
We also assist professionals who are seeking entry or readmission to licensed professions in cases where a past conviction can create problems with your board.
For more information about each of our attorneys who practice criminal defense, please visit their individual profiles:
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