An ACCUSATION is an action filed against a professional license for alleged violations of the law. These violations may be the result of a criminal conviction, or may arise out of separate conduct by the licensee.
In order to successfully defend an Accusation, we work directly with the licensing agency, the Office of the Attorney General, and you, the client, to ensure all necessary paperwork is filed, including a Notice of Defense, to evaluate the evidence against your license, and to determine the best manner to proceed with your individual case. This may include addressing questions raised by the licensing agency, the negotiation of a stipulated settlement, or the vigorous defense of your license through an administrative hearing at the Office of Administrative Hearings.
As there are strict time limits within which you may secure your right to defend against an Accusation, you should contact an attorney immediately upon receiving notice of an Accusation.
Contact S J Harris Law and attorney Scott J. Harris to discuss your matter in more detail. Competent, compassionate and dedicated legal representation may be more cost-effective than you may think.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I still work if I have had a formal accusation filed?
Since an accusation is not a formal charge against your license, you may continue to work during your investigation. Contact a professional license attorney today to learn more about your formal accusation.
Do I need an attorney if I have had an accusation filed against me?
Yes, not only do attorneys take care of the complicated legal aspects and develop a strategy to move forward with the case, they’ll be there to tell you exactly what to expect, how to conduct yourself, what you most likely will be asked, what documents you need, for example. An attorney can make a unfamiliar as well as intimidating process much easier and much less stressful.
What should I do if I have had an accusation filed against me?
If there are any accusations made against your professional license, it best to get a lawyer involved immediately as this could be a delicate situation to deal with in which you will need the aid of an expert to prevent any further damage to your reputation or the loss of your career.