Suspended License Prohibits Doc from Community Service
A Tennessee dentist was found guilty of negligent homicide as the result of a late-night boating accident in 2006. Since he had no previous criminal record, the judge suspended his two-year jail sentence on the condition that he perform 240 hours of free dental work instead.
But the dentist practices in Virginia, where a doctor’s medical license is automatically suspended after any felony conviction.
Will he get his dental license back? Will the judge change his probation requirements? Will the doctor end up in jail? At the moment, his fate is entirely unclear.