Do you hold a professional license? Have you been arrested for a crime? Depending on the circumstances of the crime, there is a chance your professional license could be at risk. Losing that license would mean the loss of a career you’ve spent time, effort, and money building. What should you do if you fear that your license could be at stake? Below are a few tips to help you.
Try Not to Panic
Of course, trying not to panic when you’re worried about what could happen to your license is easier said than done. Still, it’s something that you must try to do. Realize that you aren’t alone. A lot of other people have gone through similar problems in the past, including many who are in your field.
See if you can talk with anyone else who has gone through something similar. They might even provide you with a referral to an attorney who can help. Learn how others have dealt with the problem and realize that you can get through it, too.
Get Legal Representation
One of the next things you will want to do is make sure that you have a good attorney working on your side. Take the time to learn more about attorneys and the areas of law where they specialize. You will want to get a better understanding of their experience in the field and their reputation.
Do you need to have an attorney when you are facing an investigation that could strip you of your professional license? While you might not be required to have one, it would be a massive mistake to forego working with an attorney.
Cooperate But Remain Wary
When you are being investigated and there is a chance you could lose your license, be careful of who you trust. The people investigating you and/or the prosecutor are not your friends, and they don’t have your best interests in mind. Instead, they are looking for you to lower your guard and say things that could jeopardize your license.
You want to be cooperative, and you don’t want to lie. However, you don’t want to do or say anything that could end up causing more problems for you down the line.
Always defer to your attornies at Bell & Shah in these cases. Listen to what they have to say and follow their recommendations.