Have you been notified of allegations of professional misconduct filed against you? When your professional license is under attack by a licensing board, you are likely concerned about what type of discipline the board has the authority to impose. The truth is: complaints and subsequent investigations can possibly lead to suspension or revocation of your license, or other disciplinary actions. Your livelihood, career, and reputation on are on the line.
Our law firm helps professionals, like you, defend their licenses when those licenses are under attack.
Disciplinary Actions A Licensing Board May Enforce
Disciplinary actions that a board may hand down and enforce can include:
- A written warning or reprimand
- Mandated continuing education
- Ongoing monitoring or additional reporting requirements
- A monetary fine
- Mandated participation in a program for drug or alcohol addition
- Testing for illicit drug use
- License suspension
- License revocation
Any disciplinary action taken against your professional license is serious. The most severe action is a restriction to your right to practice your profession. If your license is suspended or revoked, it means that you will not legally be able to perform your job. A license suspension lasts for a defined amount of time. A license revocation may be indefinite.
The disciplinary actions that may be imposed by a board depends largely on what licensing board you are dealing with. Further, how complaints are investigated and adjudicated are also board-specific. The complaint process is different with each Texas state licensing board. Regardless of which Texas licensing board you are dealing with, a knowledgeable license defense attorney can protect your rights and help ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
For more information on the complaint process of specific licensing boards, read our articles:
- Overview of the Texas Medical Board’s Enforcement Process
- Overview of the Texas Board of Nursing’s Complaint Process
- Overview of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy Complaint Process
- Dental License Defense in Texas
- What Are My Legal Options After Receiving A Complaint Notice?
For guidance in your particular case, contact us today to schedule a case evaluation.
Defending Your Professional License
Given the broad scope of discipline that a licensing board may impose, it is important that you defend yourself against any complaint even if you believe it to be meritless. The negative effects of a single board complaint can be enormous. Do not delay in hiring a professional license defense attorney to defend your career and your rights.
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.
The professional license defense lawyers at BERTOLINO LLP have consistently won significant cases for doctors, nurses, lawyers, architects, pharmacists and other professionals dealing with issues that could jeopardize their ability to work. We know how to build a strong case to protect your license – and your livelihood. Our results speak for themselves.
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.