Appealing a License Suspension or Revocation
Texas licensing boards/agencies regulate specific professional licenses. Upon receiving a complaint, they will review the legitimacy of the allegations and launch an investigation. If the board’s/agency’s investigation reveals evidence of an alleged rule violation or violation of law, your professional license could be jeopardized.
Once allegations have been brought against your professional license, you should take immediate action. However, what can you do to protect your career once a Texas licensing board/agency has decided to suspend or revoke your professional license? You can appeal the board’s/agency’s decision, for which you should acquire the help of an experienced professional license defense attorney.
The impact of a license suspension or revocation
If your license has been suspended or revoked, you will not be able to perform your job. Depending on the severity of the allegations, a license suspension can last for a relatively short or long period of time. However, a license revocation can be indefinite.
Additionally, a suspension or revocation may become public record, which allows future employers, prospective clients, insurance companies, and other parties to access the information regarding such disciplinary actions. This could put your reputation in jeopardy.
If your professional license has been suspended or revoked by a licensing board/agency, you will be required to abide by the terms and immediately cease practicing your occupation. Failure to do so can result in permanent consequences that could end your career.
Don’t hesitate to hire an attorney
Once your professional license has been suspended or revoked, you will have the opportunity to appeal the disciplinary actions taken by your licensing board/agency. However, it is not advisable to attempt this step without first consulting with an experienced attorney. It is important to understand that even if you appeal your suspension or revocation, it can take months for your professional license to be reinstated, resulting in a loss of income.
Whether you are a doctor, lawyer or another professional, Bertolino LLP will aggressively fight to protect your career and reputation. We proudly represent licensed professionals in Austin and across the State of Texas.