While a plea of no contest along with a withholding of adjudication is one way to resolve a criminal
matter without having to be burdened with a criminal record
, it does involve the taking of a plea and the imposition and requirements and completion of a criminal sentence
. Licensed health care providers and other types of licensed professionals ( lawyers, for example) are overseen by state boards who are still allowed to see criminal background information that is closed to the rest of the general public. It is, therefore, not surprising that they are going to be looking into this case to determine what possible sanctions they ought to impose upon you, nor, given the charge, which is a felony, would the possibility of revocation or suspension be unrealistic.
As the facts and circumstances of the alleged delivery, however, may be less detrimental than the taking of a plea itself, I would recommend retaining a criminal lawyer who would be able to represent you at the hearing to put this this incident in its best light.
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