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 a license is required in order for a professional to work, there is a great deal at stake when facing accusations of any kind. Accusations could result in a professional license being suspended or revoked – essentially putting that professional out of business and out of work.
Being a licensed professional in California requires adherence to a set of additional responsibilities, levels of conduct and obligations to follow accepted standards of professional practice as defined by state law, rules, and regulations. When there is a suspected failure to perform according to these requirements an Accusation, Statement of Issues or other administrative action is filed against the professional. If the agency proves the allegations in an administrative hearing, the professional is subject to discipline which often includes license revocation, lifetime exclusions and other disciplinary actions. Even being convicted for crime that was committed outside your scope of employment (i.e. DUI/DWI) can result in you facing disciplinary actions and ultimately revocation of your professional license. With so much at stake, once you know that you are being investigated by a California regulatory agency (i.e. DRE, etc) or receive notice of an Accusation, Statement of Issues, Criminal Record Exemption Denial and/or other filing papers from a California licensing agency you should immediately contact an experienced licensing attorney who specialized in administrative law. By the time other attorneys who specialize in other areas of law get up to speed with the intricacies of California licensing and administrative law, our firm would already have taken the necessary steps to fight the action(s) filed against you.
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.
Contact us today for assistance and/or to schedule a free consultation.
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