Being a social worker is a difficult but rewarding career. To perform your job, you need to have a valid license. However, there are many situations you could find yourself in where your license is put at risk. What should you do if this happens? We recommend hiring an experienced attorney to help you handle your case. Losing your license will completely change your life. Hiring an experienced lawyer will improve your chances of keeping your license.
Remington & Dixon, PLLC is experienced in handling professional license defense cases. Receiving a notice that you are under investigation or must attend a board hearing can be overwhelming. The minute that you get this information, you should hire an experienced attorney. The more time we have to build your defense, the better your changes of a favorable outcome will be. If you’re at risk of discipline or losing your social worker license, you should contact us today. We would be glad to discuss your case with you.
How could I lose my license?
It is easier to lose your social worker license than you might think. Any licensed professional can receive complaints in the workplace. However, because a board controls your license, they must handle the investigation. So, if you have received a complaint, the board will notify you of a case being opened. If you have pled guilty to any criminal charges, you could also be at risk of losing your license.
What are the most common complaints to licensing boards?
Even though every licensed profession is different, there are similarities in the types of complaints that these boards see. Some of the more common complaints are substance abuse, complaints from patients, a dispute of fees, and even illegal advertising. It can be overwhelming when you have to deal with a board investigation and/or hearing. We know how important your license is to you since we’re licensed professionals ourselves.
I’ve received notification from my licensing board, now what?
If you have received notification of a complaint or case, you need to contact us immediately. Any information that you share with your board can be used against you in your case. We can advise you of your rights and even represent you in your hearing. It’s better that you protect yourself from the very beginning because the information you provide could drastically change your case.
How does the board handle the complaint?
Even though every board has different procedures, they all handle complaints similarly. The process includes:
– Responding to the complaint
– An informal interview
– Review of the investigation
– Formal proceedings
– An appeal
Even if you have received disciplinary action because of a complaint, you can still appeal to this process. You can always request to have a formal hearing. It is important that you have an experienced lawyer to assist you throughout this process. Many professionals don’t realize that they can appeal their decision. We do everything that we can to ensure that our clients keep their professional licenses.
Your Reputation is at Stake
Even if you win your hearing, a complaint can tarnish your reputation in your field. Having a lawyer in your corner can help keep your reputation intact. We work tirelessly to protect your professional image while we handle your case. Don’t risk losing your license and your standing in the community.
Hire a Professional License Defense Lawyer
Not all lawyers have the experience necessary to handle your case. We have handled many cases involving professional license defense. We use the knowledge of our past cases to represent you throughout all parts of your case effectively. Board hearings can be difficult, and we’re here to help. If you are facing discipline or the potential loss of your license, you need to contact a professional license defense lawyer immediately. Call us today to schedule an appointment.