Criminal

You’ve spent years preparing for your career as a licensed veterinarian. Between hours of studying, on-site training, and finally applying for your professional license, you are more than prepared to start your career. However, instead of receiving approval, you are given a statement of issues from the California Veterinary Medical Board detailing the denial of your veterinary license. Although it can feel like your career has ended before it’s even begun, don’t give up hope. With the help of a professional license defense attorney, you have the chance to appeal your denial. Causes for Denial The goal of the…
Many of our nursing clients come to us after receiving notice from their licensing boards. In one specific case, a California nurse came to us after being accused of unprofessional conduct and negligence for an incident she was not involved in. Knowing how to handle the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), our experienced license defense attorneys took on the case and quickly got to work. To begin, our team carefully reviewed the medical record in question and issued a rebuttal to the Deputy Attorney General. Our nursing client was present during the alleged violation but didn’t participate. Since…
Senate Bill 145 is the newest law to be enacted into California courtrooms. The bill serves to make changes to how rape cases are handled and clear up previous conflicting laws on statutory rape. Currently, California courts treat these cases differently based on the type of intercourse involved. In cases pertaining to consensual heterosexual relations between an adult and a minor 14 years or older, the charged adult is not automatically required to register as a sex offender. However, cases involving other types of sexual relations automatically result in sex offender registration for the young adults involved with a minor.…
California’s amendments to Assembly Bill 528 have expanded pharmacy prescription reporting access and created tighter requirements for licensed health professionals. These changes directly apply to the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (C.U.R.E.S.). C.U.R.E.S. is a prescription monitoring program maintained by California’s licensed physicians, physician assistants, pharmacies, pharmacists, and any other prescribing healthcare workers. In 2018, the California Department of Justice (DOJ), issued mandatory statewide use of this system for all licensed medical professionals. As a result of recent changes to AB528, this system will have even higher regulations and reporting restrictions beginning in January 2021.  Shorter Reporting…
As a licensed professional, receiving a notice of a pending investigation against your license can feel overwhelming. Many times, you may not know any of the details of the accusations against your professional license but are pressured to comply with a board investigator. If you’ve received a notice of investigation from your licensing board, contact a professional license defense attorney immediately. Notification of Investigation When you are alerted of a pending license investigation, you are likely only told that there was some kind of complaint made against you. Unfortunately, the investigator won’t provide any additional details. Instead, they will…
Obtaining a nursing license is a long, at times difficult, process. So, what happens when that process is unfairly prolonged? Sometimes an applicant can do everything right and still have their licensure process negatively impacted by circumstances outside of their control. Here is how we helped a Registered Nurse applicant get back on track. In June 2020, a client reached out to our lead attorney, Miranda McCroskey, for assistance with her registered nurse application after the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) refused to accept her information and required her to restart the application process. The reasoning behind the BRN’s…
As a member of the California Department of Insurance, your reputation is extremely important. Mistakes made on and off the job can cost both your professional license and your career. At Unlock Legal, we are dedicated to helping California professionals protect their livelihoods and keep their Department of Insurance licenses intact. Here’s what our clients are saying about our team. Licensing Board Investigation After receiving a criminal conviction for a social mistake, one of our clients was alerted that her Department of Insurance license was under investigation. Worried that she could be facing suspension or even revocation,…
At Unlock Legal, we consider it a victory if we can get your professional license on a probationary status. We feel that as long as you can continue working in a career of your choice then you’re in a good position. However, probationary issues can arise and threaten the security of your professional license. Causes of Revoked Probation If while on probation you fail to comply with the terms and conditions agreed upon, you risk losing your license altogether. In this case, your probation officer will likely threaten to share your failure to comply with your professional licensing board and…
As an agent or broker of the California Department of Insurance, your reputation can be heavily scrutinized. Even if you excel at your position, mistakes can impact the validity of your professional license. If you’ve been accused of a violation and had your professional incense suspended, you still have a chance to save your career. Causes for Suspension Violations to the California insurance code will result in a hearing before your licensing board. Depending on the circumstance of your accusation, you will likely be facing suspension or revocation of your insurance license. You may also be required to pay…
California teachers are imperative to nurturing our next generation. Unfortunately, social and on-the-job mistakes can prevent even the best teachers from reaching students. At Unlock Legal, we’ve worked with hundreds of professionals struggling with their licensing boards. Whether there are past or recent mistakes on record, our experienced team can help protect your teaching career. License Denial   As a teacher, you are held to the highest of standards. You’re responsible for molding and shaping our future leaders. Mistakes on one particular client’s record were preventing him from fulfilling his dream career as a teacher. We helped him handle…