Failure to Report a Conviction or Plea for Makeup Artists, and Cosmetologists

Failure to Report a Conviction or Plea for Makeup Artists, and CosmetologistsIf you work in the beauty industry, you know how essential it is to have an authorized cosmetology license. Without a professional license, you could lose your ability to work in the beauty sector entirely, thus rendering your years of experience and hard work almost entirely worthless.

At The Umansky Law Firm, we have an impressive reputation for helping professionals keep their livelihoods and reputations intact. By securing us to represent your interests, we can help you defend your right to continue working as a respectable, accredited cosmetologist in Florida.

Central Florida Attorneys Defending Cosmetologists and Makeup Artists

Cosmetologists and makeup artists licensed in Florida could be subject to disciplinary action for failing to disclose a conviction or plea. The Umansky Law Firm license defense attorneys provide legal defense for cosmetologists and makeup artists for any type of criminal offense they may be facing, such as:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Child abuse
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offenses
  • DUI
  • False imprisonment
  • Fraud
  • Indecent exposure
  • Murder
  • Probation violation
  • Prostitution
  • Resisting an officer
  • Robbery
  • Sex crimes
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Weapons charges
  • White-collar crimes

Any actions a cosmetologist performs while practicing that could potentially risk the safety of the public can result in disciplinary action and possibly revocation of their professional license.

Types of Cosmetologists That Could Face Consequences for Failure to Report a Conviction or Plea in Florida

Cosmetology is defined under Florida Statute 477.013(4) as:

“The mechanical or chemical treatment of the head, face, and scalp for aesthetic rather than medical purposes, including, but not limited to, hair shampooing, hair cutting, hair arranging, hair coloring, permanent waving, and hair relaxing for compensation. This term also includes performing hair removal, including wax treatments, manicures, pedicures, and skin care services.”

This Statute means that any of the following professionals can be considered cosmetologists, rendering them liable to license revocation or suspension if they fail to report a conviction or plea:

  • Salon managers
  • Permanent makeup artists
  • Nail technicians
  • Massage therapists
  • Makeup artists
  • Estheticians
  • Barbers
  • Hair stylists
  • Beauticians
  • Facial specialists
  • Cosmetology instructors
  • Electrologists

The Board of Cosmetology oversees all cosmetology licensing and enforcement in the state of Florida. The state cosmetology board is overseen by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR). It ensures that cosmetologists and makeup artists comply with the regulations outlined in Florida Statute Chapter 477.

Penalties Cosmetologists and Makeup Artists Could Face for a Failure to Report a Conviction or Plea

A criminal charge can affect the rest of your life no matter your profession, but if you do not report a criminal conviction or plea to the DBPR or your employer as a cosmetologist, you could be putting your source of income at risk.

The penalties you could face as a makeup artist or cosmetologist who fails to disclose a conviction or plea will depend on the severity of the offense and the offense’s level of risk to the public. For the strongest defense strategy of your professional license in Central Florida, enlist the criminal defense attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm.

Discuss Your Options with a Florida Cosmetologist and Makeup Artist Defense Attorney

Suppose you are a Florida cosmetologist or makeup artist that has neglected to report a conviction or plea. In that case, you need to secure legal representation from an experienced professional license defense attorney as soon as possible. At The Umansky Law Firm, we have over 100 years of combined legal experience defending Floridians just like you and will work tirelessly to defend your rights and profession.

Don’t risk jeopardizing your cosmetology or makeup artistry career without first discussing your options with our firm. Give us a call at (407) 228-3838 or complete our convenient contact form to schedule a free evaluation of your case today. Our team is standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and virtual consultations are available for your safety and convenience.