Pilchman & Kay, Successful Defends Physician Domestic Violence Arrest
California physicians like anybody else can be accused of domestic violence. The California Medical Board, will take action on licensees who are either arrested or convicted of domestic violence. The best way to defend against domestic violence allegations is to hire an attorney that has experience both in criminal court and before the California Medical Board. Our attorneys have been extremely successful in resolving domestic violence cases before they ever become a criminal filing. If you are a medical professional and have been accused of domestic violence, you should contact our office for a free consultation.
Penal Code Section 273.4 or 243(e)(1) are common domestic violence charges filed against physicians. One being a felony (PC 273.5) and the other being a misdemeanor (243 (e)(1)). The consequences of either section can involve a temporary to permanent restraining order, 52 week batter's treatment program, jail time and other standard terms and conditions. These consequences are strictly for the criminal case. If you are a licensee of the California Medical Board, you can in addition to the above mentioned consequences, find yourself losing your ability to practice medicine.
What California physicians do not know is that should you fail to successfully defend against domestic violence allegations, your name could be forwarded to the National Practioner Data Bank. If this happens, all insurance companies could drop you from their plans. Without insurance, many would not be able to practice medicine.
Do not put your California medical license in jeopardy, contact our office and our attorneys will aggressively defend any domestic violence accusation and protect our license at the same time.