Sacramento California Administrative Law Attorney – Administrative Accusation
California professional licensing agencies and boards typically initiate an administrative proceeding to suspend, revoke or deny a professional license by issuing an Accusation or a Statement of Issues.
Professional license holders receive an Accusation. License applicants receive a Statement of Issues.
Upon receipt of the Accusation or Statement of Issues the licensee or license applicant (referred to as the “Respondent”) has 15 days to respond with a Notice of Defense. A Notice of Defense is a complex document and an experienced Sacramento California administrative law attorney should be involved at this point on behalf of the license holder or applicant in order to file a proper Notice of Defense. Within the Notice of Defense all potential defenses to the Accusation or Statement of Issues should be raised otherwise those defenses may be permanently waived and not raised in the future such as an administrative hearing. Such defenses that may need to be raised could be jurisdictional and/or based on an unreasonable delay (“laches”).
Also with the receipt of an Accusation or Statement of Issues a Request for Discovery must be filed in response. Such requests also are not simple documents and should be handled by an experienced Sacramento California administrative law attorney Jonathan Turner. If the Request for Discovery is not meticulously handled, you could be denied key documents and evidence related to your case.
In sum, if you receive an Accusation or a Statement of Issues from a California licensing board such as the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Board of Registered Nursing, Board of Vocational Nursing, Department of Real Estate, the Medical Board, the State Bar, the Board of Psychology, the Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Insurance, the Veterinarian Board, the Contractors Board, the Court Reporters Board, the Accountancy Board, the Physicians Assistant Board or any other California licensing agency, contact Sacramento, California professional licensing attorney Jonathan Turner.
3620 American River Drive, Suite 120 | Sacramento, CA 95864
Telephone: (916) 471-6506
Fax: (916) 471-6508