Criminal Conduct That May Result in the Loss of Your Kansas Professional License

The state of Kansas takes criminal conduct very seriously, and if a criminal conviction could compromise your ability to continue working in your profession, the licensing board for your profession may consider suspending or terminating your professional license.  As such, it is important to have a general understanding of what type of crimes could put your professional license at risk if you are ultimately convicted of a crime.

Depending on what your profession is, a criminal conviction could still result in the loss of your professional license even if the crime at issue had no relation to your profession and there was not a strong indication that the criminal conviction would negatively affect your ability to continue working in your profession.  For example, if you are a Kansas attorney who has been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), you may face disciplinary action, but you will likely still be able to keep your law license depending on the particular facts and circumstances of the conviction.  The less serious the DUI conviction, the less likely it is that you will lose your law license.  If you have multiple DUI convictions, then the Kansas disciplinary board is more likely to consider the revocation of your law license.

On the other hand, if you are a Kansas medical professional (whether a physician, nurse or chiropractor, among others), one minor DUI conviction may result in the loss of your professional license.  This is because the crime reflects conduct that may be associated with the care of patients and whether or not those patients are receiving safe and optimal attention and treatment.  Even if a DUI is an isolated event that does not reflect the true character of the professional, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts may take a different viewpoint.

Further, crimes relating to dishonesty are taken just as seriously as drug or alcohol charges, because a crime relating to dishonesty may negatively reflect on the professional’s ability to tell the truth in his or her profession.  Even if there was one act of dishonesty where a Kansas professional forged a check or signed another person’s name to a document, for example, the Kansas professional licensing boards may link the isolated conduct to the general conduct of the person in his or her professional role.  Because so much is at stake when dealing with criminal charges and subsequent convictions, the sooner you are able to speak with a Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney, the sooner you can fight the potential consequences and tell your story as to why you deserve to keep your professional license.

Contact Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

If a criminal charge or conviction has put your Kansas professional license at risk, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a qualified Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney as soon as possible.  While not all criminal convictions will result in the loss of your professional license, some certainly could threaten your ability to continue your career for the foreseeable future.  Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office has helped clients with a variety of issues relating to the potential loss of a professional license, whether it be a law license, chiropractic license, or nursing license, among others.  Danielle Sanger is a former Assistant Attorney General of Kansas, and she uses this prior experience to provide her clients with well-rounded legal representation.  To schedule a free consultation with Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney Danielle Sanger, contact the Sanger Law Office today by calling (785) 979-4353.