There are many types of professionals who count on their having a license to make a living. The loss of one’s license, whether they be a school teacher, an accountant, a financial planner, or an insurance broker, means the end of a career. Hiring a professional licensing defense attorney can make the difference for a Phoenix resident trying to protect their livelihood. Our lawyer assists Arizona professionals with such issues and strives to provide excellent service in doing so. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.
Phoenix lawyer assisting Arizona professionals at risk of having their license suspended
Arizona professionals may be at risk of losing their license for several reasons. They may have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. They may have committed some type of professional negligence which caused a client to complain to the licensing board. The licensing board may also be seeking to revoke the license due to the cumulative nature of numerous complaints. Whatever the situation, it is important to understand that one’s ability to earn a living is threatened and that an attorney should be contacted immediately.
Matters involving professional licenses are heard by the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings. The case will begin with the licensing board bringing a case before this administrative body. The case will be presided over by an administrative law judge. A hearing will be held which will somewhat resemble a trial with some differences (such as there being no jury). You will be given the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses, present evidence, and call your own witnesses. At the conclusion of the process the administrative judge will issue a proposed ruling to your licensing entity. The final decision regarding discipline will rest with that licensing board (meaning they do not have to accept the judge’s recommendation). Hiring an attorney to help you with this process can have a great impact on the outcome.
Bretton Barber is a Phoenix professional license defense lawyer assisting those in need of help. Bretton will use your initial consultation to gain your side of the story and to help you understand what to expect from the process. He will investigate the facts of the case, interview relevant witnesses, and consider other issues which may assist you. He will be in regular contact with you throughout the process, regularly return your phone calls, and aggressively represent you at the final hearing. Should the hearing not go favorably then he is able to help you appeal the suspension of your professional licence. You are facing a serious situation and you need an attorney who will take the matter seriously. Contact us today. We also represent professionals in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.
Contact an attorney immediately if you are facing license suspension from an Arizona board
One of the greatest mistakes professionals make is that they do not immediately seek representation after they receive notice of a disciplinary action. The sooner you contact counsel then the sooner it is your attorney will be able to begin formulating your defense. Just as important, contacting counsel sooner means a greater opportunity for an agreed upon resolution which preserves your license and avoids your having to attend a disciplinary hearing. Contact us immediately if you are facing license suspension.