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Defending Professionals

For people employed in certain professions that require professional licenses, an arrest for an alleged criminal offense creates two major problems. Not only must the alleged offender respond to the criminal charges, but he or she will generally have to deal with any potential disciplinary measure relating to his or her professional license.

A guilty plea, even to reduced charges, can still jeopardize a person's professional license. Any licensed professional who is charged with a criminal offense in Florida should be absolutely certain to retain legal counsel for help ensuring that he or she achieves the case resolution that does the least amount of possible damage to his or her career.

Lawyer for Defending Professionals in Gainesville, FL

Are you a licensed professional who is facing criminal charges in north central Florida? Do not say anything to law enforcement until you have first contacted Galigani Law Firm.

Our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Gainesville aggressively defend first-time offenders accused of all kinds of criminal offenses in Baker County, Bradford County, Columbia County, Alachua County, and many other nearby communities in the greater Gainesville area.

Call (352) 375-0812 to have our lawyers review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free, confidential consultation.

Overview of Defending Professionals in Alachua County

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Types of Licensed Professionals in Gainesville

Galigani Law Firm defends all types of licensed professionals in Florida. Some of the most common kinds of professional licenses involved in cases we handle include, but are not limited to:

  • Accountants;
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Product Vendors;
  • Architects;
  • Asbestos Contractors and Consultants;
  • Auctioneers;
  • Barbers;
  • Building Code Administrators and Inspectors;
  • Chiropractors;
  • Community Association Managers;
  • Contractors;
  • Cosmetologists;
  • Counselors;
  • Dentists;
  • Doctors;
  • Educators;
  • Electrical Contractors;
  • Employee Leasing Companies;
  • Engineers;
  • Geologists;
  • Healthcare Professionals;
  • Home Inspectors;
  • Inspectors;
  • Insurance Agents;
  • Interior Designers;
  • Labor Organizations and Business Agents;
  • Landscape Architects;
  • Law Enforcement;
  • Lawyers;
  • Mold Related Services;
  • Nurses;
  • Nursing Home Administrators;
  • Pilots;
  • Psychiatrists;
  • Psychologists;
  • Real Estate Agents;
  • Social Workers;
  • Talent Agencies; and
  • Veterinarians.


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Consequences of Convictions for Licensed Professionals in Alachua County

Certain concessions made in negotiating criminal penalties during plea bargaining may still carry negative consequences in matters concerning professional licensing. The effects of a conviction or even an arrest can vary depending on the type of license the alleged offender has, as some licenses require holders to self-report convictions while others do not.

In some cases, a conviction will trigger an automatic suspension of a license. In other cases, convictions result in administrative complaints. Galigani Law Firm assists clients in all types of professional licensing matters arising from criminal charges, including investigations and audits by state agencies, administrative law judge (ALJ) hearings, and board hearings.

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Resources for Defending Professionals in Florida

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) — The DBPR is the agency charged with licensing and regulating businesses and professionals in the State of Florida. On this website, you can verify, renew, or apply for various licenses. You can also file a complaint, read recent news, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Professional Licensing | Florida Department of State —Visit this website to find a listing of links to licensing information for various professions. You can also find a listing of links to additional professions on the Licensing and Regulation section of the Florida Department of Health website.

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Galigani Law Firm | Gainesville Licensed Professionals Defense Attorney

If you are a licensed professional who was arrested anywhere in north central Florida for any kind of alleged criminal offense, it is in your best interest to immediately seek legal representation. Galigani Law Firm represents individuals with various professional licenses all over the greater Gainesville area, including communities in Baker County, Bradford County, Union County, and Columbia County.

Gainesville criminal defense lawyer Dean Galigani has over two decades of defense experience. He can provide a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call (352) 375-0812 or submit an online contact form to receive a free, confidential consultation.

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Galigani Law Firm proudly serves Gainesville and surrounding areas of
North Central Florida.