Electrician License Defense Attorney
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Being notified of a complaint against your electrician license can come with a great shock. For years, you have worked hard to obtain your license and pursue a career as an electrician.
Being faced with an allegation may leave you confused and wondering what course of action to take. Fortunately, you’re not alone. An experienced vocational license defense attorney at Bertolino LLP can help guide you through the process every step of the way.
What happens when I receive a complaint against my electrician license?
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has the authority to regulate electrician licenses. Once a complaint is submitted, TDLR will initially confirm its jurisdictional authority over the alleged violation. When this happens, you will be notified that a formal investigation has been opened and referred to the Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board (ESLAB).
After the formal investigation is complete, the ESLAB may determine the validity of a complaint. If the complaint is found invalid, the case will be dismissed. However, if the complaint is found valid, the ESLAB may proceed to an informal hearing, where an agreement will or will not be reached.
If the TDLR doesn’t come to an agreement, you will be required to attend a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). A proposed decision will be reached depending on what evidence is provided at the hearing. TDLR will consider, modify or reject the ALJ’s proposed decisions in order to determine a final disciplinary action. Once the TDLR has made a final decision, you’ll have one last opportunity to appeal it through the Travis County district court system.
Why get an attorney?
If you have been notified by the TDLR of a complaint against your electrician license, your career and livelihood could be in jeopardy. The initial course of action you take can have a profound impact on the outcome of your case. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to a lawyer at our law firm as soon as possible.
An experienced professional license defense attorney at Bertolino LLP understands how the process works and can fight for you every step of the way. Contact us today. Your career and livelihood could be on the line. We’re here to help.