Interpreter License Defense
Interpreters translate conversations for those with communication barriers. Obtaining an interpreter license in Texas takes a lot of hard work and dedication. However, the career you worked so hard to build can be threatened with a single complaint.
At Bertolino LLP, we are dedicated to helping licensed interpreters build a strategic defense in Austin and across the State of Texas. Our attorneys have a wealth of legal knowledge and experienced, and we have the track record to prove it. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm to discuss your options.
How complaints against interpreter licenses are handled
The Texas Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC) oversees and regulates interpreter licenses. When a complaint is filed against a licensed interpreter, the JBCC will determine its jurisdiction and examine any possible misconduct. Once an allegation is substantiated, the JBCC will proceed with a formal investigation. During this stage, you will be notified that a complaint has been submitted and you will have up to 20 days to respond in writing.
If the JBCC finds you violated commission rules or the law, they may impose sanctions and other disciplinary actions, including the following: license suspension, a written reprimand, refusal to renew license, or indefinite license revocation. However, if the JBCC cannot come to a resolution, you will be required to attend a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
A hearing will give you the opportunity to present evidence and documents, as well as call on witnesses to testify on your behalf. If the court finds that you committed the alleged violations brought against you, your interpreter license can be in jeopardy.
Our trusted, experienced attorneys are here to help
If you have been notified of a complaint against your interpreter license, you should act immediately. Even if you know you did not violate any commission rules or any laws, ignoring the allegations brought against you can cost you your career. Building a strong defense takes the legal knowledge of an experienced professional license defense attorney.
We recognize that each case is unique. Our dedicated attorneys will leave no stone unturned when gathering crucial evidence. We will fight vigorously to help you protect your career and livelihood. Contact us today or call 512-717-5432 to schedule a case evaluation. We’re on your side when it matters most.