Counselors have such an essential role in our world. They’re responsible for helping other people to be the best versions of themselves. This rewarding career is the result of hard work, dedication, and years of education. Becoming a counselor isn’t easy, but losing your license could be. What do you do if you find yourself being investigated by the board or facing a board hearing? Should you handle this on your own, or do you need help? When discipline or losing your license could flip your life upside down, we recommend hiring legal counsel immediately.
Remington & Dixon, PLLC is an experienced legal team that handles counselor license defense. If you are facing an investigation or are at risk of losing your license, we can help. We know that this can be devastating, but it’s even worse if you try to handle this on your own. You should contact us the minute that you face any trouble with your counselor license. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
What could cause me to lose my license?
Many different things could cause you to lose your license. One of the most common reasons is a criminal conviction. Many professionals get arrested for a variety of reasons. However, an arrest is not a conviction. If you are facing legal issues, you should contact a professional license defense lawyer immediately. Having a case thrown out could save your license, or your lawyer could help you plead to a lesser offense. It would help if you had someone to guide you through this process, or you could find yourself looking for a new career.
Another reason you could lose your license is through a complaint. As a counselor, you work in healthcare to help your patients. You are required to provide a certain standard of care to all of your patients. If your patient feels that they aren’t receiving proper care, then they could file a complaint. This could seem like a minor ordeal, but it isn’t. It would help if you always took every complaint seriously. Every complaint will be investigated, regardless of who files it. So, you should be ready for a hearing if a complaint has been filed against you.
How do you handle cases?
We have experience handling any professional licensing cases. Just because people have things happen in life, doesn’t mean that they should have to lose their professional license. We have experience:
– Handling clients in disciplinary and administrative hearings
– Providing advice on workplace issues
– Providing risk-management consultations
– Getting character witnesses and statements
– Protecting your reputation
Having a complaint filed against you can tarnish your career and reputation, even if you are found not to be responsibile. An experienced attorney will be able to minimize the damage done to your reputation. If you have received information about an investigation or board hearing, you need to contact a professional today. Remember, it takes time to investigate and build cases.
When should you call a lawyer?
Any time you have an issue with your professional license, you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Once you receive notice of a complaint, or if you are facing a criminal hearing, you need to contact us immediately. We need to start the process early, to build your defense and protect your license. Hiring an attorney will also help improve your odds of keeping your license.
Who can file a complaint?
You can receive complaints from patients, previous employers, and even former co-workers. We understand how frustrating this process can be, which is why you need an experienced lawyer in your corner. We will represent you in any hearing, negotiate on your behalf, and will ensure that your reputation stays intact.
What types of counseling professionals can you represent?
We have handled many professional licensing cases, that cover a variety of occupations. Some of the counseling cases we’ve handled include:
- Social Workers
- Licensed Professional Counselors
- Substance Abuse Professionals
You deserve experienced counselor license lawyers
If your counselor license is in jeopardy, you need an experienced attorney to help. We know that it can be stressful when you don’t know what the outcome of an investigation or board hearing will be. Thankfully, you can improve your odds by hiring an experienced attorney. If you are facing an investigation or hearing, you should contact us immediately.
We look forward to going over your case.