Being Accused of Abuse Will Impact Your Career, Even if You’re Innocent! (Pt 1)

September 11, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney
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There are many careers where even an unfounded allegation of child abuse or neglect could destroy your chance of working in that field.

For most parents, the idea of being accused of child abuse is too horrifying to contemplate. The idea that someone would think that your own children aren’t safe in your care, or that you don’t love your kids, is beyond heartbreaking. But what few people stop to consider when thinking about the horror of false allegations of child abuse, is the damage it could do to your career. And that’s a very real consideration because allegations of abuse can have a huge impact on your career – in some cases ruining your chances of working in that field for the rest of your life!

Arrests and convictions can cost you your professional license!

There are many professions where being convicted of a crime, or in certain cases even being charged with a crime, can mean losing your future livelihood. Many professions that require licenses to practice, like being a doctor, a nurse, a police officer, a firefighter, or a school teacher, all have certain requirements attached to those licenses. Requirements like having to report arrests and/or convictions that could cost you the job, not just the professional license. Making it impossible to work in that field in the future. Even lawyers have professional license responsibilities!

Your professional license will have specific requirements you have to abide by

Depending on the specific profession or industry, many licensed professionals here in Michigan have a duty to report criminal charges or convictions to their professional licensing board. In many cases, there are time limits on this required self-reporting. For some, they only have to report an actual conviction, while for others – even an arrest can jeopardize their careers. If you have a job that requires a professional license granted by the state, make sure you’re familiar with the license requirements when it comes to arrests and convictions. 

Protect your current job, and your future career!

Being accused of abusing or neglecting a child is devastating, but you need to consider the long-term impact on your future as well. Here at The Kronzek Firm, our skilled trial team has experience battling child abuse allegations, dealing with CPS investigations, and protecting the rights of people who are facing criminal charges. We understand how complex this situation is, and what you need in order to succeed. Call 866 766 5245 today and ensure that your future is protected, and join us next time for the wrap up on this important subject!