Aggressively Defending Threats To Professional Licenses In Illinois
You have worked hard to obtain and maintain your professional license. For many professionals, their licenses are essential for their continued success. In Illinois, an arrest, criminal investigation or charge can threaten your career. Therefore, it is important to take any threats to your livelihood quite seriously.
A Criminal Charge Can Lead To The Loss Of Your Professional License
In Illinois, a high number of professions are regulated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). Certain misdemeanor offenses and any type of felony offense — including a felony drunk driving charge — can cost you your license even if you are not convicted in a criminal court.
Whether your presence is requested by the IDFPR or you are required to appear in court because of a criminal matter, do not hesitate to contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Steven R. Roach. We are experienced with professional license defense matters and assist professionals throughout the state from our Chicago, Schaumburg and Wheaton office locations.
Common Violations And Potential Consequences
If you are arrested or facing a criminal charge, not only are you subject to prosecution by local, state or federal law enforcement agencies, the IDFPR has the authority to impose additional penalties, including:
- Termination, revocation or suspension of your license
- Monetary fines
- Denial of your license application
- Public reprimand and censure
- Other disciplinary actions
Common violations that lead the IDFPR to remove a person’s license include:
- Practicing without a license
- White collar crimes involving theft
- Illegal use of a weapon
- Illegal use of controlled substances, including prescription medication
Additionally, some license holders are required to self-report. Failure to report that you have been charged or convicted of a crime may lead to even worse consequences in certain professional industries, such as the medical and health care fields.
When Your Career Is At Stake, Let Us Help You.
Any blemish to your reputation can damage your professional life even when you are innocent. Do not wait until it is too late to seek legal assistance. The faster you contact The Law Offices of Steven R. Roach, the faster we can get started on your defense.
Contact us online or call us at one of our three convenient locations: Chicago at 312-421-8820; Schaumburg at 847-685-6000; Wheaton at 630-573-8500. to schedule a confidential and free initial consultation with our experienced lawyer. Hablamos español.