I have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. How would a conviction affect my license?
A conviction for any felony leads to the mandatory suspension of any license and is a basis for additional discipline. A provider with a license suspended following a felony conviction may apply for reinstatement. A misdemeanor conviction is also a basis for discipline if the conviction involves a crime of “moral turpitude.” Moral turpitude means convictions related to lying, cheating, or stealing. Alcohol or drug-related convictions can also be a basis for an investigation into possible impairment. Mellette PC attorneys frequently coordinate with criminal defense attorneys to advise on the potential licensure ramifications of specific convictions or plea agreement.