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Knowledge is power, and this blog is dedicated to providing the most updated information on Professional License Defense issues, concerns, and related topics.  It's the Lento Law Firm's goal for you to use the information on this site, including the profession-specific pages, to help you understand your rights, obligations, and the best course of action for your Professional License Defense case.

What is Patient Abandonment?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jul 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Nurses have a duty of care to their patients. Providing this duty of care means that, among other responsibilities, they don't abandon a patient midway through treatment. The question is what qualifies as patient abandonment. Nurses may have reasons for stepping away from care, including protect...

Teacher Slurs Speech and Resigns

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jul 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

A South Carolina teacher accepted a one-year suspension after a Breathalyzer test recorded a blood alcohol level of .06. She took this test after “slurring her speech” and “appear[ing] drowsy” during a school day.   The teacher had no prior disciplinary history and was placed on leave. She subse...

Will My DUI Put My Professional License at Risk?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jul 06, 2024 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence is illegal in all 50 states. While penalties vary by jurisdiction, typically, you'll face license suspension and probation. You may also be required to attend alcohol counseling. If you're a medical professional, though, a DUI can cost you far more than your driver's ...

How to Protect Your Professional License in a DUI Case

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

A DUI arrest is a serious offense, one that involves compromised judgment and the potential for harm to yourself and others. It's for that reason that having one on your record could potentially jeopardize not just your driving privileges, but your professional license. Every profession has a se...

BC Teacher in Hot Water Over Pool Noodle Fight

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

A secondary teacher on Vancouver Island had his teaching certificate suspended for three days for misconduct. The teacher encouraged students to hit each other with pool noodles during gym class, which resulted in one student getting their glasses broken. The teacher did not report the incident o...

School Announces Teacher Intoxication

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

In January 2024, a Virginia teacher was arrested after appearing under the influence of alcohol during the school day. Clarke County Public Schools sent a letter informing parents of the arrest and later confirmed the identity of the teacher.  The teacher requested a grievance hearing. The schoo...

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