Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense for Nurses, Physicians and Other Licensed Professionals in Kentucky and Ohio

Elder & Good provides a full-service team approach to representing their clients in criminal investigations, trials and appeals. Chad Elder and Brian Good are former state and county prosecutors and provide comprehensive representation for the nurse, physician, pharmacist, dentist or other licensed professionals faced with criminal charges and administrative action from their board in Kentucky or Ohio. Importantly, our nurse and professional license defense attorneys know the potential consequences that a criminal charge or conviction can have on a medical, nurse, pharmacist, dental or other licensed professional.

It is imperative for a nurse, physician, dentist pharmacist or other licensed professional in Kentucky or Ohio to retain an attorney with knowledge of criminal law and administrative law. For this reason, our attorneys possess substantial criminal law experience and strong nurse, medical and professional license board defense skills that enable them to effectively represent nurses in criminal court while also defending their nursing licenses before the Kentucky and Ohio Boards of Nursing. Our attorneys also possess the skills to do the same for doctors, pharmacists, dentists and other licensed professionals in Kentucky and Ohio.

The following is a list of the most common criminal offenses with which our attorneys defend the nurse, physician, dentist and other licensed professionals in court and before state boards:

  • Drug Diversion
  • Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud and Deceit
  • Drug Possession
  • Illegal prescribing
  • Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (DUI)
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Sex offenses

Chad Elder and Brian Good are a legal team with substantial experience in criminal and administrative law and procedure. We possess the experience and knowledge to defend and guide those with professional licenses through the entire criminal process. This includes responding to the initial inquiry from law enforcement, assessing the strength of the evidence against our clients, conducting negotiations and discussions with law enforcement, attempting to resolve the case favorably and, if necessary, taking the case through trial.

It is extremely important to retain an experienced nurse, medical and professional license defense attorney at the earliest stage of a criminal or board investigation in Kentucky or Ohio. Boards and licensing agencies often refer allegations of criminal conduct discovered during their investigations to State or Federal law enforcement and prosecuting authorities. Some physicians, nurses dentists and other professionals admit to criminal conduct during an investigation by their Board without realizing that their admission can lead to criminal charges.

A physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist or other licensed professional may first be contacted by law enforcement regarding an alleged crime. A criminal investigation can lead to criminal prosecution and, at the same time, to a referral to a nursing board, medical board or other professional board in Kentucky or Ohio for action against the medical, nurse or professional license.

It is very important to retain a nurse, medical and professional license defense attorney at the first contact from law enforcement or your board in Kentucky or Ohio. Once you retain a nurse, medical and professional license defense attorney, law enforcement and administrative agencies are required to direct all inquiries through your attorney. Retaining Elder & Good attorneys during the earliest stage will help move the investigation and discussions with investigators in the direction most favorable to the client.

When criminal charges are imminent, our attorneys will use their criminal defense skills and nurse, medical and professional license defense experience to reach favorable dispositions for clients in Kentucky and Ohio. A favorable result on a criminal case provides our attorneys with more ammunition to obtain favorable results for nurses, physicians and other licensed professionals while subsequently defending their nurse or medical license before medical or nursing boards in Kentucky and Ohio.

Finally, Elder & Good attorneys possess the critical knowledge and experience to advise you regarding the impact of a criminal charge or conviction on your nurse, medical, pharmacist, dental and other professional license in Kentucky and Ohio. We also have the experience to advise a nurse, doctor or other licensed professional the impact that a criminal action or conviction can have on employment, hospital credentials, participation in private insurance networks or with Medicaid and Medicare. Some convictions result in automatic revocation of a license, termination of employment and mandatory exclusion from Medicare, Medicaid and other third party payors. In short, before a doctor, nurse, dentist or other licensed professional enters into any criminal plea agreement, it is imperative for them to know how the agreement may impact their ability to practice their chosen profession.

Elder & Good attorneys are prepared to defend you in a court of law and to defend your medical, nurse or other professional license before medical, nursing and other professional boards in Kentucky or Ohio.Contact us to learn more.