If you are a health care professional – doctor, nurse, pharmacist, dentist or other licensed medical professional – and you are charged with a criminal offense, you can lose your medical license and your job. Medical professionals charged with DUIs, drug offenses, property crimes, domestic assault and other crimes can be in jeopardy to lose his or her livelihood. In addition to loss of medical license, Health care professionals charged with a crime face fines, increased malpractice insurance rates and reporting requirements.
Licensed health care professionals in Illinois fall under the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), which can suspend licenses and invoke fines of $10,000 or more. The Medical Practice Act of 1987 (225 ILCS 60/), says that IDFPR may
“revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, refuse to issue or renew, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper.”
A skilled criminal defense attorney can advance legal arguments in your defense, look at options to have your charges dismissed or reduced, and vigorously defend your case to protect you, your reputation, your career and your future.
Healthcare workers facing criminal charges can have serious consequences on their reputation and professional license. People with certain criminal convictions are not allowed to work in a healthcare setting in Illinois. Even something as minor as a misdemeanor can put your license in danger of being restricted or lost. It could also inhibit your ability to prescribe medication, increase malpractice insurance rates and affect reporting requirements.
No matter what type of criminal charge you face, we have the skills and knowledge to defend you. We understand how important your career in medicine is to you and will do everything we can to mitigate the potential damage of a criminal conviction.
When a health care professional is charged with a crime, it can have serious consequences to your career – even if you are found not guilty. If you are charged with DUI or another criminal charge, the experienced health care criminal defense attorneys at Chicago’s Godoy Law Office have the skills and knowledge to defend you. We understand how important your career in health care is to you and will do everything we can to mitigate the potential damage of a criminal conviction. To speak to a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer, contact us or call 855-554-6369 today.
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