• Justin Hein

Speaking before Sonoma County Bar Association Criminal Law Section on July 16

Don’t Leave Your Client’s License Behind Bars - When Administrative Law Collides with Criminal Defense

On July 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM, Justin D. Hein will be presenting, "Don’t Leave Your Client’s License Behind Bars - When Administrative Law Collides with Criminal Defense" to the Criminal Law Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association. It will take place at the bar's offices located at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

A summary of the presentation is listed below. I hope to see you there!

When defending a licensed or prospective professional of any stripe in a criminal investigation or lawsuit, it is important that a criminal defense attorney consider the above prior to taking any action in the client’s defense. That is because many licensed professionals’ livelihoods are often reliant upon maintaining a current, unrestricted license. And that is especially the case in California, where nearly every field of industry requires a professional license—from contractors, nurses, accountants, teachers, engineers, veterinarians, therapists, and social workers.
Join us on July 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM at the Sonoma County Bar Association, 111 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 222, Santa Rosa, California 95401 to hear from Justin D. Hein at Smith Dollar PC about how criminal defense and administrative law overlap and can cause a conflict in representation. Mr. Hein is a 14-year attorney with a practice in administrative law and professional licensing defense. He often deals with clients who find out only after the fact the ripple effect a plea bargain or criminal sentence has on their careers—presently or in the future.
That can be the case whether the crime alleged is within his or her field of practice or is something seemingly unrelated—such as common crimes like driving while intoxicated, possession of illegal substances, theft, or domestic abuse. The scope of whether a crime is substantially related to the underlying profession is often much wider than could ever be reasonably anticipated. Furthermore, come to learn about the different rules governing investigations, discovery, defenses, and burdens of proof and persuasion.
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