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Representation of Nurses and Medical Professionals

Our office has defended numerous registered nurses and other medical professionals facing criminal charges. Any arrest can trigger a Board of Registered Nursing investigation or Medical Board investigation. In some cases, the California Attorney General will seek to intervene in the pending criminal matter to seek restrictions on the ability of a nurse or medical professional to work. Our office has experience defending these types of matters involving accusations of violence, drug use or theft, and other forms of misconduct either occurring on duty or off duty.

We have successfully defended criminal cases for registered nurses throughout the Bay Area. In San Francisco, we have assisted nurses being investigated for on duty incidents. In a recent matter in San Mateo County we won the complete dismissal of all charges for a registered nurse facing child abuse charges that would have most likely resulted in loss of her nursing license and career if she had been convicted. In another recent matter, in San Francisco County, we won the dismissal of all charges in a domestic violence case for a registered nurse facing multiple charges related to a domestic violence incident.

We have also defended nurses from criminal accusations arising out of on duty incidents in the pre-filing stage. Sometimes early intervention and presentation of any favorable evidence on your behalf, can lead to charges not being pursued by law enforcement. This can include assisting nurses or other medical professionals with incidents occurring at the hospital or in a clinical setting. Additionally, we have experience working with nursing licensing attorneys to assist clients in defending themselves in nursing licensing investigations. We can help if you are a registered nurse and you have been contacted by law enforcement or are under criminal investigation.

We have assisted nurses and other medical professionals in navigating on duty incidents and investigations. Any accusations made against a medical professional can put your license and job at risk. Sometimes accusations made against a registered nurse or medical professional are false accusations. In those matters we have experience crafting a sophisticated and aggressive defense strategy. In other situations, a substance abuse issue may have led to a registered nurse or medical professional facing criminal or licensing consequences. We have experience in assisting nurses and other medical professionals in finding the best treatment if they have a drug or alcohol issue.

Some criminal investigations against nurses may lead to workplace investigations. Our office can assist a registered nurse or medical professional with any criminal aspects of a workplace investigation. If the matter is not criminal in nature, we can try to provide a referral to a qualified employment lawyer for any medical professionals being investigated by their employer. In many cases, actions against medical personnel can involve several separate regulatory entities, including workplace and licensing investigators.

While we have obtained successful results in multiple cases for nurse or medical professional clients, we cannot guarantee any particular result in your particular matter. All cases are different and dependent on the facts of the case. Please contact our office today to set up a free consultation to discuss your specific criminal matter.

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