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Professionals with Drug Charges

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Your Professional License May Be At Risk When Facing Criminal Charges


You worked hard to acquire your professional license.  You likely invested a great deal of time, money and personal sacrifice.  Your professional license is not only your source of employment- it is probably a large part of your identity.

Professionals have extra considerations when deciding how to handle or resolve a criminal charge against them - having the additional burden of needing to vigorously defend your license.

You Must Try To Protect Your Professional License If Charged With A Crime- Call an aggressive criminal defense lawyer today at 832-699-1966 for a confidential consultation.

Any resolution to a criminal charge must be measured against its effect on the status of your professional license.   You must evaluate whether or not you will lose your license because you have a criminal record or if being convicted of a criminal offense triggers a review by your licensing board or agency.

This intersection of law is between traditional criminal law and administrative law as criminal courts don't directly weigh-in on licenses such as medical licenses, CPA licenses, or engineering licenses.  Those decisions are made by different bodies.


You need a criminal lawyer who is aware of the potential consequences to your professional license in a criminal case.  An individual charged with a family violence assault, a DWI, or drug charge may be able to negotiate a plea bargain to receive probation in lieu of jail time from the court — but probation may prove to be of little solace if administrative action causes you to lose your professional license and your livelihood.

You need to begin your case evaluation with the end in mind.  You need an aggressive trial lawyer willing to take your case to trial if a not-guilty verdict is the only option you can live with.

Drug Charges


Drug cases are often more complex than you would suspect. If you have been arrested in League City, Galveston, Harris or any of the surrounding counties on drug charges, it is important that you speak as soon as possible with a qualified attorney regarding your case.


Texas attorney Lori Elaine Laird is available to discuss your case in any one of the following areas:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute
  • Drug Trafficking/Delivery/Importation
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Prescription Drug Charges
  • Prescription Fraud
  • Federal Drug Charges


Health care professionals are particularly vulnerable when facing criminal drug charges. Criminal charges for forging or altering a prescription, refilling a prescription without authorization, improper record keeping or even unlawful manufacture with intent to deliver a simulated controlled substance can lead not only to probation or jail time but can also result in the suspension or loss of licensure to practice. This is why immediate representation by an experienced drug crimes attorney is so important in prescription drug cases. You need a zealous advocate- you don't have to face criminal charges and possible loss of licensure alone.


Houston and Galveston Drug Crimes Attorney


If you are facing drug charges you need to legal representation by a qualified criminal defense attorney. A good attorney can mitigate your sentence, help you get your case dismissed or take through a successful trial. If you've been charged with a drug-related crime anywhere in the greater Houston or Galveston area, call Lori Elaine Laird at 832-699-1966.

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