Rankin & Sultan frequently represents professionals who have been accused of criminal misconduct, either within the course of or completely unrelated to their employment. Doctors, lawyers, nurses, accountants, dentists, real estate brokers, and others who hold professional or occupational licenses may face disciplinary proceedings and criminal charges simultaneously. These are complex, perilous circumstances which require careful strategic planning for pursuing the client’s objectives without incurring excessive risk. In some cases, we seek to put disciplinary proceedings on hold while the criminal process goes forward. In other cases, we seek to use the disciplinary proceedings to obtain information we can use to our client’s benefit in the criminal case. We often work as part of a legal team with an attorney who specializes in professional misconduct cases to pursue our client’s objectives on both fronts simultaneously. If you have been accused of professional misconduct which may potentially result in criminal charges, it is critical that you consult with and retain counsel with experience in handling such delicate cases as soon as possible.