Educators And Teachers Charged With A Crime
In Florida communities, teachers are some of the most trusted individuals. Every day, they’re responsible for educating, caring for, and guiding children toward success. Unfortunately, because teachers are so highly trusted, it’s devastating when they face criminal charges — especially if the charges they face involve children. Typically any time a teacher faces criminal charges it gets heavily publicized in the local newspaper, on the regional news station, and even possibly at the national level.
If you’re a teacher facing criminal charges for a mistake you made, we want you to know that we believe everyone deserves a second chance. At The Umansky Law Firm, we understand that your reputation is on the line. Let us help you put your life back together and win you the second chance you deserve.
Why Do Teachers Need Legal Representation?
Just like the rest of us, teachers are regular people going about their daily lives in the same way. From time to time, our local educators can find themselves in a legal predicament where they’re in need of representation. In Florida, some of the most common reasons teachers might need an attorney include:
- Illegal possession of drugs
- Driving with a suspended license
- Domestic violence
- Child abuse
Because teachers are in the public eye and responsible for the well-being of our children, any mistake they make or charges they’ll face becomes more severe. It’s important to remember, however, that just because a teacher is facing charges doesn’t mean they’re automatically guilty. Just like any other member of the community, teachers can sometimes get charged with crimes based on false allegations. It’s essential for any teacher facing criminal charges to find a lawyer they can trust.
Understanding the Criminal Process For Teachers
When a teacher gets charged with a crime, there’s a unique process in place for proving and disproving those charges. In addition to law enforcement, there’s also a preliminary investigation conducted by the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Professional Practices Services. As soon as FDE becomes aware of criminal allegations against a teacher, they will send that teacher notice of their investigation via email.
If a teacher is found guilty of the charges and the department also finds incriminating evidence against them, the teacher can face severe penalties on a state, federal, and professional level. In addition to fines and incarceration, a teacher who is convicted of a crime also runs the risk of permanently losing their teaching license.
The Most Trusted Attorney For Teachers Charged With a Crime in Florida
In the Orlando area, The Umansky Law Firm is the top choice for legal representation for teachers. Our team has more than 100 years of combined experience representing all types of criminal charges in Florida and offers a thorough understanding of the criminal process for teachers.
To get the second chance you deserve, call our office at 407-228-3838 or contact us online today. We offer a free consultation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Don’t let your life be defined by a single mistake.