This post concludes and recaps my series on how Arizona professionals may defend their licenses when they face disciplinary matters from their respective state board. Such situations, unfortunately, are common for those in nursing, account, therapy, psychology, teaching, and several other professionals. I cannot stress enough the fact that if one should contact a lawyer if they are in danger of losing their license.
I have addressed a number of topics over my last several posts. Subjects I have looked at included:
- The due process rights of Arizona professionals before their licensing boards
- The presentation of a defense when professionals face disciplinary proceedings
- How drug use impacts an Arizona professional’s license
- Appealing the suspension of an Arizona professional licenses
One thing I have stressed, in each of these posts, is that one has rights during each step of the process. Too often one is served with notice of a disciplinary action and they are left feeling hopeless. Such professionals feel that there is nothing they can do and that their license is destined for suspension. By understanding that you have rights, and asserting them each step of the way, you increase your chances for a more favorable outcome.
Disciplinary actions are a major point in one’s life. They represent a time at which one may lose their ability to earn a living, where one may lose the hard work they have put into building a career, and where one may lose their prospects for the future. This is not a time at which one should be going it alone. Professionals charged with misconduct should recognize that their administrative hearing is not a “do it yourself” project and that they need legal representation. If you find yourself in such a situation then contact an attorney immediately.
I am a Phoenix defense lawyer who assists those facing disciplinary hearings. I also handle cases in cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. I also assist Pima County residents in Tucson and others throughout the state.