Your license is necessary for you to have your career as an accountant. Without your license, you would need to find a new job. How will you support yourself or your family if you no longer have a job? These are the reasons that you should take any complaint against your license seriously. If you are facing criminal charges that put your license in jeopardy, you have no time to lose.
You need to contact an experienced professional licensing defense attorney immediately. The sooner you hire your legal counsel, the more effective your defense will be. It takes time to build a case, and you need the most vigorous defense possible.
Remington & Dixon, PLLC is a law firm that focuses on professional licensing cases, including accountant license defense. Many accountants don’t worry about complaints about their license because they don’t realize how easy it is to lose their license. You can’t afford to risk your license by handling your case on your own.
Many board hearings are technical, and you need a skilled attorney to help you navigate the process. If you are at risk of losing your license, you should contact our office as soon as possible. We offer no-obligation consultations to go over the details of your case.
Do I need a lawyer?
Yes. Many accountants struggle with whether they should handle their case on their own. However, hiring an experienced professional license defense lawyer can vastly improve your odds of keeping your license. We represent CPAs that need to respond to the board in defense of any allegations of misconduct. Even with an informal inquiry, you need to have someone representing you.
The board exists to protect the public, and they aren’t necessarily on your side. You could cooperate with the investigation and provide them with information that could be used against you in your case. An experienced attorney will advise you of your rights and represent you to protect you during the process. You have the right to get representation through any stage of your investigation but having a lawyer from the beginning gives you the best odds.
What are the rules of conduct and ethics?
As a CPA in North Carolina, you are required to obey the Rules of Professional Ethics and Conduct. These rules carry over from your professional to your private life. You must also adhere to the standards of state and federal authorities, as well as avoid any criminal activity. The board must enforce these rules and standards, and if you violate them, you could find yourself facing disciplinary action.
How could I violate my CPA regulations?
There are many ways that you could face disciplinary action. Although complaints of misconduct are the most common, criminal charges can also cost CPAs their license. Remember, you must report any criminal convictions to the board. Some of the most common ways you can receive disciplinary action are by:
- Breaching the confidentiality of your clients
- Participating in fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading conduct
- Not complying with an investigation
- Not giving sound advice
- Not providing professional care
- Purposefully violating tax laws
- Helping others violate regulations
- Engaging in criminal activity
Regardless of your violation, there are defenses to help you keep your license. An experienced lawyer knows how to use these defense strategies to handle your case. We use our knowledge and skill to build you the most persuasive case possible. We will fight for your license every step of the way. We can go over your options when you meet with us in our office.
Hire an experienced professional license defense lawyer today.
Taking your case into your own hands can be one of your worst decisions. If you lose your license, your life will face a lot of negative changes. If your license is in jeopardy, you need to contact us today. Don’t risk losing your license because you handle the case on your own or hire an inexperienced attorney. We’ve successfully handled many professional license defense cases, and we strive to have our clients kept their licenses and keep any discipline off of their records. Contact our offices today to set up your appointment.