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Criminal Impersonation of a Licensed Professional

If you have been charged with criminal impersonation of a licensed professional in Tennessee, the attorneys at the law offices of Baker Associates have the knowledge, skill, experience, and resources to help you achieve the best possible resolution of your case.

Our attorneys can help you understand the complex legal issues that arise when you have been charged with this offense. By investigating the issues involved and the defenses available we can often find weaknesses and inconsistencies in the government's case that help protect your legal rights. As a former prosecutor, Joseph A. Baker has the knowledge and experience necessary to properly defend you if you have been accused of criminal impersonation of a licensed professional.

Criminal Impersonation of a Licensed Professional in Tennessee

In Tennessee, it is a felony for any person who is not licensed to practice (or pretend to be licensed to practice) a profession that requires licensure certifying the qualifications of the practitioner who practices in Tennessee.

Such professions include, but are not limited to,

  • Teachers,
  • Mortgage loan originators,
  • Physicians,
  • Chiropractors,
  • Attorneys, and
  • Doctors.

Elements of the State's Proof

For a jury to find you guilty of criminal impersonation of a licensed professional, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the existence of the following elements:

  • that the defendant practiced or pretended to be licensed to practice some profession in Tennessee, and
  • the profession requires a license certifying the qualifications to practice that profession, and
  • the defendant was not in fact licensed to practice in the state, and
  • that the defendant acted with at least a conscious disregard that he or she may not have been practicing the profession without a license.


Criminal impersonation of a licensed professional is a Class E felony, which carries an imprisonment term of not less than one year but no more than six. In addition, a jury may assess a fine no more than $1,000. Penalties may also include supervised release, restitution, forfeiture of property, and probation.

Protecting the Rights of Our Clients

Whether you have been charged with a state or federal offense, the legal choices you make at the beginning of your case can be the most important, especially your choice of an attorney. Our firm has successfully handled many criminal defense cases. Our dynamic criminal impersonation defense lawyers can help you through what could be a defining point in your life. With so much at stake, do not settle for an inexperienced defense lawyer. As skilled negotiators, we will do everything in our power to defend your rights and work toward the best possible outcome.

You should note also that attorney Joseph A. Baker and his associates have received the most up-to-date training available. By attending numerous seminars and colleges, including the prestigious National Criminal Defense College, each attorney at law offices of Baker Associates will fight to see that your rights are protected in court.

If you have been accused of impersonating a licensed professional in Tennessee, please contact attorney Joseph A Baker and his associates to discuss your case today.

If you have been charged with the criminal impersonation of a licensed professional, contact a defense lawyer at our offices by completing the form below.

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