Professional License Defense

The attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. are experienced with defending your professional license if you are threatened with suspension or revocation of your license to work in your profession. We also can help during the application process if you have received a Notice of Intent to Deny. We have experience before the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, Department of Financial Services, the Florida Department of Health. Whether you are applying for a license and have received a notice of intent to deny or if you currently are licensed and one of the Florida professional licensing administrative agencies has notified you that disciplinary proceedings are being initiated against you, you need to consult with an experienced attorney.

 

You may first be served with a settlement offer from a Florida administrative agency regarding your professional license. Before taking any action, consult with an attorney before executing the settlement. There may be facts that give you a good case against the administrative agency or the law may allow for you to have a shorter suspension. The attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. have experience in litigating professional license disciplinary proceedings and can provide the representation you need to make the administrative prove its case or possibly pressure the agency into a more attractive settlement.

 

Signing a settlement can even subject your other licenses to possible suspension or revocation. We can help protect your other licenses if you decide to settle a complaint against you.

 

If you have been served with a notice stating that a Florida administrative agency is initiating an investigation into your actions under your professional license, you should consult with an attorney before you make any communications to the investigator. The law may not require you to give any statement to aid in the investigation and it may be in your best interest to maintain your silence. Only a consultation with an attorney will allow you to make the educated decision of whether to communicate with an investigator. The attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. are experienced with representing clients in investigations and can give you the peace of mind to make important decisions moving forward.

 

If you have been served with an administrative complaint, you need to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. You have rights to respond to the administrative complaint and you must respond within a specific amount of time to preserve those rights. The attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. are experienced in responding to administrative complaints, litigating actions to revoke or suspend professional licenses, and representing clients in administrative hearings.

 

If you are applying for a license, you may be wondering why your application continues to be pending before the administrative agency, such as the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. If you have prior issues on your professional record, you may have received a Notice of Intent to Deny. This means that the agency is intending to deny your license application, unless you take legal action to move your application through the licensing process. In many cases, you have a right under Florida law to a hearing on the agency’s intent to deny your license. Taking the action to request an administrative hearing will enable you and your attorney to negotiate with the administrative licensing agency to see if a deal could be made to allow the agency to issue you a license. You and your attorney will strive to put you in the best position to be issued a professional license, even if that means arguing your case at an administrative hearing. In this situation, an experienced attorney will know the process and will be able to guide you to the best outcome for your situation.

 

Give us a call today for a free 30-minute consultation to find out how the attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. can help you.

 

 

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