Minnesota chiropractor is re-licensed after fraud convictions

Even after serving a criminal sentence, the side effects of conviction can follow a person for many years. In particular, a criminal history may make it difficult — or even impossible — to pursue professional opportunities. This is one reason why securing a strong criminal defense can be beneficial.

A chiropractor based in the Twin Cities has spent time in state and federal prisons on fraud charges since 1999. The man has served his time for the white-collar crimes, but the Star Tribune reports that he still owes $1.5 million to people he defrauded. In addition to spending time behind bars, the man also had his chiropractic license revoked by the state licensing board.

Now that the man is out of prison and has completed multiple aspects of his sentences, the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners has allowed the man’s license to practice to be reinstated. The state board says there is likely little chance the man will offend again. This will allow him to work in his designated field and become a more active community member.

Of course, some have raised objections to the board’s decision. Apparently the man has not completely paid back those who were involved in the fraud scheme. However, now that the man will have broader access to employment, it may be easier to repay his debts in accord with his criminal sentence.

A trustworthy attorney can help a person navigate through the impacts of serious criminal charges. As this case shows, numerous aspects of a person’s life can be put on hold by criminal charges.

Source: Star Tribune, “Minnesota board allows chiropractor convicted of fraud to practice,” Alejandea Matos, July 22, 2013

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

What to Do If You Have Been Charged with a Criminal Offense

Getting falsely accused of domestic violence in Minnesota may put you at risk of losing your job, custody of your children, or even your home. You may face criminal charges and the accusation may damage your reputation in the community, as people will now view you as an abuser. False domestic violence accusations often happen when couples are in a contentious relationship with a risk of divorce.
The top reasons for license suspension in Minnesota include driving under the influence of alcohol, repeated traffic violations, and failure to appear in court or pay fines. Failure to pay child support, criminal convictions and felonies, medical conditions/disabilities, and drag racing can also lead to license suspension. The suspension takes away your driving privileges, preventing you from driving legally.
Motorists arrested for allegedly driving while impaired might wonder, “Can you refuse a breathalyzer?” In Minnesota, the implied consent law requires a person licensed to drive, control, or operate a vehicle to agree to a chemical test to check for alcohol or other intoxicants in that person’s body. Refusing to submit to a breathalyzer or another chemical test is a crime, often charged as a gross misdemeanor.