Professionals/Licensed Persons

If you hold an advanced degree or certification, you are understandably held to a higher level of ethics and intelligence. These kinds of people are doctors, lawyers, dentists, architects, nurses, and accountants. They can also be commercial truck drivers, teachers, police officers, and real estate brokers. Nearly all professional careers can be affected by a criminal charge. They underwent education and difficult examinations to become professionals in their fields. They are considered to be experts in their field; someone uniquely positioned to administer professional advice. Not surprisingly, in the event they err (whether intentionally or negligently), the penalties can be grave. An attorney will be able to defend against any allegations of malpractice or civil liability, provided the attorney has solid experience in defending professionals.