THE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, LAND SURVEYORS & GEOLOGISTS
Professional Licenses for Engineers, Land Surveyors, Geologists and Geophysicists in California are governed by the Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists which is part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
The Board and the Department of Consumer Affairs are based in Sacramento, California. The Board has a very strict policy about reporting criminal convictions (misdemeanor and felony as well as infractions related to the profession), civil judgments, civil settlements, and civil awards. If any of the above involves a licensed engineer, land surveyor, geologist or geophysicist, the licensee must report such to the Board’s Enforcement Unit in Sacramento within 90 days. These strict reporting rules can be found in the Professional Engineers Act and the Professional Land Surveyors Act within the California Business & Professions Code.
If you are a licensed engineer, surveyor or geologist and suffer a criminal conviction or some other reportable judgment or award, you should consult a professional license defense attorney like Jonathan Turner right away. Engineering License Defense Attorney Jonathan Turner can assist you, as he has numerous other professionals since 1998, in making the best possible presentation to the Board so as to avoid a formal investigation.
If the Board opts for a formal investigation, an Accusation (for license holders) or Statement of Issues (for license applicants) will be generated. It is vital that if you are an engineer, land surveyor or geologist or applying to become one and you receive an Accusation or Statement of Issues, that you engage the services of an administrative law attorney immediately. The aforementioned complaints require a quick response. Thereafter the matter is set for an administrative hearing.
Administrative hearings are complex legal proceedings involving discovery, subpoenas, live witness testimony and unique rules of evidence. Geologist License Defense Attorney Jonathan Turner has handled dozens of administrative hearings all over California from San Diego and Los Angeles on up to Oakland and Sacramento. He has achieved outstanding results for his clients over the years and has salvaged the professional licenses and careers for scores of California professionals.
If you are a licensed engineer, land surveyor, geologist, or geophysicist and your license or license application is being investigated by the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, contact license defense Sacramento Attorney Jonathan Turner for a free consultation.
LEGAL TROUBLE WITH YOUR PROFESSIONAL LICENSING BOARD?
If you received a denial of a professional license or any threat to your ability to continue practicing your profession, please contact attorney Jonathan Turner using this contact form or call (916) 471-6505 for a personal conversation.