6 Critical Strategies to Protect and Defend Your California License

Avoiding Professional License Suspension & Loss

By Lucy McAllister, Esq. Protecting your profession and your professional license couldn’t be more important. Licensing complaints, accusations, reporting to state criminal authorities, disciplinary investigations and proceedings by licensing boards which effect the viability or reinstatement of your license are serious matters – where there is a lot at stake. Whether you are a physician, […]

Car Dealer License Misconduct Complaints: Defending Your Professional License

By Lucy McAllister, Esquire

Are You a Car Salesperson in California with a Misconduct Complaint Filed Against You? Is Your Professional License in jeopardy?

A vehicle salesperson license is required when selling vehicles, or supervising the sale of vehicles, for a car dealer. A vehicle dealer license is required when buying, selling, or trading vehicles for profit in California and to operate a car dealership. California vehicle salespersons are licensed and disciplined by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. […]

Are You A California Pharmacist with a DUI Arrest or Conviction?

By Lucy McAllister, J.D.

If You Are a Pharmacist in California, What Happens If You Get a DUI?

If you are a pharmacist who has been arrested for a DUI, it is imperative to hire an attorney with expertise in both criminal law and professional licensing law who can uniquely understand the impact of a DUI on a pharmacist’s license. An experienced license attorney can represent a pharmacist for both the criminal DUI […]

CA Licensed Mental Health Professionals & DUIs: Your Professional License At Risk

By Lucy McAllister, J.D.

If You Are a Mental Health Professional in California, What Happens If You Get a DUI?

If you are a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP) who has been arrested for a DUI, it is imperative to hire an attorney with expertise in both criminal law and professional licensing law who uniquely understands the impact of […]

California Dentists: How To Protect Your Dental License With A DUI

By Lucy McAllister, J.D.

If You Are a Dentist in California, What Happens If You Get a DUI? How do you defend your license and/or reinstate a license suspended or revoked?

Your professional career and dental license may be at risk after a DUI. A DUI charge can apply to using alcohol and/or drugs while driving. The Dental Board of California may file an accusation against a dentist for a DUI calling for revocation or suspension of the dentist’s license. If you are a California dentist […]

California Car Dealer License Complaints To The California DMV: How To Respond

By Lucy McAllister, Esquire

California Car Dealers: What Happens if You Receive a Complaint about Your Professional Actions to the CA Department of Motor Vehicles?

A California car dealer license is required when buying, selling, or trading vehicles for profit in the state. A dealer license is not required to sell a personal vehicle. California vehicle dealers are licensed and disciplined by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. For all licensing complaints, accusations and possible licensing issues which risk license […]

Nursing Licenses: What To Do After Receiving A DUI

By Lucy McAllister, Attorney At Law

If you are a Registered Nurse in California, what happens if you get a DUI? How do you defend your nursing license or get it reinstated?

You have spent years studying to become a nurse and building your career, and a DUI can put your nursing license and hard work at risk. If you are a nurse who has been arrested for a DUI, it is imperative to hire an attorney with expertise in both criminal law and professional licensing law […]

Bankers and Financial Advisors: Professional License Risk Avoidance

By Lucy McAllister, Attorney At Law

Are you a banker or financial advisor in California?
Are you at risk for breaching professional boundaries?

Maintaining appropriate professional boundaries is essential for California bankers and financial advisers who wish to avoid risking their professional licenses. While advising and helping clients accumulate wealth are important components of banking, a financial adviser must adhere to appropriate standards of conduct with clients at all times. It is imperative that bankers and financial advisers maintain professional […]

Mental Health Professionals: Don’t Put Your Professional License At Risk

By Lucy McAllister, Attorney At Law

Are you a mental health professional in California?
Are you at risk for breaching professional boundaries?

Professional boundaries are an essential component of the therapeutic setting. It is imperative that all licensed mental health professionals including Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT), Psychologists (PhD or PsyD), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) establish and maintain appropriate professional boundaries to protect themselves legally, ethically, and professionally. Mental health professionals […]

Physicians: Maintaining Professional Boundaries with Patients

By Lucy McAllister, Attorney At Law

Are you a physician in California?
Are you at risk for breaching professional boundaries?

Professional boundaries are an essential component of the physician and patient relationship. A physician must adhere to appropriate standards of conduct with patients at all times. Potential professional conduct violations by physicians include behavioral, physical, communications and abuse of power. It is imperative that physicians establish and preserve appropriate professional boundaries to protect themselves both […]