If you have received notice of investigation by a Texas professional licensing board, you have a number of legal options. You can:
- Attempt to handle the matter yourself by responding to the allegations on your own.
- Take no action and hope the complaint goes away.
- Hire an attorney to defend you and your license.
Even if you feel the allegations are baseless, hiring an attorney to defend you is the option that will give you the best chance of a favorable outcome in your case. Understand that the board is not on your side. Their function is to protect the public, not to help you defend your license.
Responding to Allegations on Your Own
Any responses you give to the board can be used against you. If you contact the board and try to explain your side of the events, the statements you make can be held against you as an admission of guilt. The first responses you give to the board are critical. In fact, well-crafted first responses have the power to get the allegations dismissed from the start. An experienced license defense attorney can help you craft a response to the allegations that fully conveys your side of the events without risking an admission of guilt.
Ignoring the Compliant
The longer you wait to act to defend yourself, the fewer options you will have in mounting a strong defense. The board will do nothing to help you, so you must be proactive to protect your license. If you ignore the complaint, you may miss important deadlines or forego certain defenses. If you do nothing, it is possible that your license will be revoked, and trying to get it back after revocation is extremely difficult.
Hiring an Attorney to Defend You and Your License
Our Firm believes that immediately consulting an experienced professional license defense attorney to review allegations of misconduct helps ensure the most favorable outcome in your case.
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We provide aggressive advocacy for our clients who are facing disciplinary action from a licensing board, agency or commission in Texas. We handle matters related to licenses, grievance complaints, ethics complaints, and other important professional licensing issues. Our Firm has an impeccable reputation throughout the Lone Star State. Founder and Managing Partner Tony R. Bertolino holds a 10 Superb top attorney Avvo Rating.
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If your professional license is at risk of suspension or revocation, BERTOLINO LLP can help. We represent licensed professionals across the entire State of Texas. Our honest, experienced attorneys will fight aggressively on behalf of your license and reputation. Contact us today or call (512) 476-5757 and schedule a case evaluation.