In California nearly 30 percent of all California jobs require a license issued by a state agency or board. A licensing agency or board could deny, suspend or revoke a license if an applicant, or license holder, had been convicted of a crime. Certain licensing agencies or boards can deny individuals the ability to work for businesses licensed by those agencies or boards. Most of these denials based on a criminal conviction or arrest can be appealed and the individual can request a hearing. At most of these hearings the agency or board will have an attorney representing them fighting to prove that that the individual should not hold a license, work and/or be present in the business. In certain cases, losing at the hearing can result in the individual being excluded for life from working at certain types of businesses. Therefore, it is extremely important that when faced with a denial or exclusion based on convictions or arrests you obtain a competent attorney who is familiar with this area of law.
For over a decade, our top attorney, Martin Winfield, worked as a licensing attorney representing the state of California in disciplinary investigations, hearings and other administrative actions. This experience gives him the unique point of view needed to adequately defend clients in licensing actions that threaten to revoke or discipline their professional license.
When you contact Winfield Law, we will listen to your situation; allow ample time for you to ask questions and then provide suggestions on how to best handle your case, including a no-obligation quote for the legal services.
Contact us for a prompt, free phone consultation or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an experienced attorney at our Westchester office. Upon request, our legal team is available to meet at your home and/or place of business.
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