Experienced Attorneys Defending Licensed Law Enforcement Officers
Texans who work in law enforcement have a high calling: keeping others safe and maintaining order in society. You have worked hard to become a licensed police officer, corrections officer or telecommunicator in Texas, and your work helps keep our communities safe and secure. But a single complaint can destroy your livelihood, and all the hard work invested to build it.
If your law enforcement license is threatened by a complaint, it is imperative that you take immediate legal action to protect your license. The Austin law enforcement license defense attorneys at Bertolino LLP are proud to serve those who serve and protect Texans.
We can represent you at every stage of the complaint resolution process
Licensed law enforcement officers in Texas are regulated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). The TCOLE investigates complaints against law enforcement officers under the following circumstances:
- An alleged violation of a law or rule relates to licensing, certification or appointment;
- A licensed officer is facing criminal charges or other legal consequences for a covered criminal offense (anything above a Class C misdemeanor);
- An alleged issue involves fraudulent or substandard training of law enforcement officers.
If you are implicated in a complaint filed with the TCOLE, you will be served with notice of TCOLE's intended disciplinary action. From there, you have the right to legal representation from a professional license defense attorney.
Our attorneys have the experience and legal knowledge needed to help law enforcement officers take aggressive action to protect their licenses. We will get to know you and your case, thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the allegation(s), and help you mount a strong defense to protect your license and your career.