Maricopa County Jail Health Worker Ends Life After Being Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Oct 02, 2023 | 0 Comments

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A health worker working in the Maricopa County jails ended his life after being accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with an inmate. The employee, who worked for Correctional Health Services-Mental Health, was being investigated for inappropriate sexual behavior.

During the investigation, detectives were waiting outside the accused's home with a search warrant when they heard a single gunshot and went in to find the accused dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Facing Investigation is Not the End

Healthcare workers and other professionals may face accusations and be investigated for issues including ethical and moral violations, inappropriate patient behavior, sexual relationships with patients, and more. While being investigated is certainly a serious issue and must be dealt with carefully, it is necessarily not the end of a career.

Taking the right steps - which can include consulting with the Lento Law Firm's Professional License Defense Team, gathering evidence in your favor, and putting up a strong defense – can often end in a favorable outcome with little to no sanctions or penalties. Even if you are facing a fine, sanction, or even revocation of license, there are ways of minimizing the damage to your career.

The experienced attorneys at The Lento Law Firm can negotiate on your behalf and help minimize potentially adverse outcomes. You also often have the option of appealing an unfavorable decision and earning yourself another chance to defend yourself.

Even if you have exhausted all options and are faced with a revoked license or other sanctions, everything is not lost. Licenses can be re-obtained, and careers can be restarted or changed.

Protect Your License and Career

If you are facing an investigation into your professional conduct, or find yourself at risk of having your license revoked, make sure to contact the Lento Law Firm today. With nationwide experienced attorneys on the team, the Professional License Defense Team at the Lento Law Firm has helped many professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, child development professionals, and tradespeople, avoid professional sanctions and obtain or retain their professional licenses. They can help you create an appropriate defense strategy, present the evidence you have in the best possible way, help you formulate answers for any cross-examinations you may have to face, and help you protect your career.

Professional License Defense Attorneys

Facing professional sanctions, particularly something as serious as an accusation of inappropriate sexual behavior can be frightening and panic-inducing. But it is important to stay calm, remember it isn't the end, and contact a competent and experienced attorney at the earliest.

You can schedule a consultation with the Lento Law Firm by filling out this online form or calling our office at 888.535.3686 and learning more about how we can help you. Our team can help answer any questions you might have about licensure issues or investigations into professional conduct.

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