Many professionals must be licensed by their respective state board in order to do a job. This is true whether one is in the healthcare field, real estate, law, or some other profession. Many boards require that their professionals act with a certain level of conduct by both acting ethically and following the law. If you have been convicted of a crime then it is possible that a complaint could be lodged against you and you could have your license either suspended or permanently revoked. You could also be denied a license after applying because of a mistake from your past. Bretton Barber is a Phoenix attorney representing professionals who are being questioned by their board because of a criminal arrest. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
Arizona attorney assisting professionals at licensing board appeal hearings
If you are a professional in a field that is monitored by a state board then you are likely aware of the general requirements of your profession. In fields such as nursing any person may make a complaint to the state board for any reason. The professional is often required to respond in writing. The way a formal complaint is responded to initially can make the difference between whether further disciplinary action is taken. If you have received a formal notice from your board inquiring about a recent arrest or conviction then do not respond without contacting an attorney. The steps you take will be crucial and could impact whether your case is dismissed or goes to an administrative hearing. Bretton Barber will help you write a response defending your position and explaining why recent events should have no affect on your license. He will appear with you before the board, at any settlement conferences, and represent you at any administrative hearings.
Bretton has helped a number of professionals in areas such as nursing, real estate, teaching, and social services respond to formal board complaints. Common reasons a person may be contacted by their board include:
- A recent DUI arrest
- A conviction for misdemeanor drug possession
- A domestic violence arrest
- Allegations of not paying child support
- Allegations of fraud
- Allegations of theft
If you are required to appear before an administrative board, the hearing may closely resemble a criminal trial. It is important that you do not face this committee alone; Bretton will attend all formal disciplinary hearings and answer all written inquiries. When your board is conducting an investigation into your conduct and considering taking disciplinary action you have the right to hire representation. Contact our office today for a consultation. In addition to Phoenix, our lawyer represents defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.
Arizona attorney representing those appealing professional license suspensions and denials
If your professional license has been suspended due to a recent or past criminal conviction, or you have been denied a license due to your past then you have the right to appeal your professional board’s decision. But it is important that you do not attempt to handle this matter yourself. You have worked hard to earn your professional license and one mistake should not ruin your career. Bretton Barber is able to assist those who are the subject of disciplinary action by their professional board and assists professionals going through the appeals process. During your initial consultation, Bretton will explain the appeals process to you, discuss what grounds you may file an appeal on, and help you understand your options. Do not let one event ruin your professional career. Contact our office today.