California Professional Licensing Defense – Accusations and Statement of Issues
When a professional licensing agency such as the Department of Real Estate, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Department of Insurance, Board of Registered Nursing, Board of Psychology, Board of Behavioral Sciences or Department of Social Services seeks to deny, suspend or revoke a professional license, they will issue either an Accusation or Statement of Issues.
An Accusation is served on the licensee when they currently hold the license and suspension or revocation is being sought.
A Statement of Issues is served when the individual is applying for a professional license. A Statement of Issues normally seeks to deny the license application. Accusations and Statements of Issues act as the charging document similar to a complaint in a criminal case. The Accusation or Statement of Issues should state the basis, such as a criminal offense or other alleged act of dishonesty, fraud or moral turpitude, for the discipline. Normally, Accusations and Statements of Issues are accompanied by a Notice of Defense. If the licensee or license applicant wants to challenge the discipline, they must fill out and return the Notice of Defense within 15 days. Thereafter, an administrative hearing will be scheduled normally at one of California’s Offices of Administrative Hearings in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland and Sacramento. This entire process is both very serious and very complicated and requires an experienced administrative law attorney.
If you have received an Accusation or Statement of Issues regarding your professional license, contact California professional licensing defense attorney Jonathan Turner. Administrative Hearing Attorney Jonathan Turner handles professional licensing cases in all parts of California.
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