This is the first post in a series which will address how Arizona professionals may defend their licenses and credentials when facing proceedings before a licensing review board. I am writing this series due to the fact that professional disciplinary proceedings can have a devastating impact on one’s career. Professionals facing disciplinary proceedings can benefit greatly from legal representation. If you are at risk of losing your license then contact an attorney immediately.
I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming posts. Subjects I will look at include:
- The right to due process during professional licensing hearings
- Presenting a case in your defense
- Dealing with allegations of drug use before your licensing board
- Appealing the suspension of your professional license
These issues are important to anyone facing a disciplinary proceeding. This is true whether one is an accountant, a school teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a pharmacist, a psychologist, a real estate agent, or part of a number of other professions. Quite often professional take an “all is lost” mindset when they are alleged to have committed professional misconduct or they are facing some other form of discipline. Quite often, however, people have options and possible defenses. Understanding your options is crucial.
A lawyer can assist you with the process. This is true whether you intend to defend yourself against the charges or if you wish to enter into a plea agreement. If you have been charged with professional conduct then you must understand that your future is on the line. Contact a professional licensing defense lawyer immediately. I handle cases in Phoenix, as well as other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. I also assist Pima County residents in Tucson and others throughout the state.