Protecting Your License And Your Career
Robert J. Rohl, Trial Lawyer, understands that one of the most terrifying situations you can find yourself in is a professional discipline setting. You have dedicated your education, your career, and years of your life to your profession. In the face of this consistent service, an allegation of malfeasance or professional misconduct may seem shocking, traumatic, and outright frightening.
Dealing with disciplinary committees, agencies, boards, and even criminal courts is both traumatic and devastating. In addition to loss of livelihood concerns, it is oftentimes very impactful on one’s standing and reputation in their community. In these types of situations, it is so important to take the right action. The worst thing a professional can do when dealing with this type of a situation is nothing. Failure to take a professional disciplinary/licensing issue serious is probably the number one contributing cause of negative consequences. Compliance with professional rules of conduct, bylaws, and other regulatory/administrative rules is complicated. Let an experienced and compassionate professional help you through this difficult process.
As you know, professional licensing boards are responsible for setting standards by which members of certain professions operate. In disciplinary/licensing types of settings, these licensing boards often play an investigative role. Complaints are generated and fielded by the licensing boards, which may turn into a formal complaint or allegation. Protect your reputation and your career. Call for a free consultation.
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If you are facing professional discipline or licensing issues, do not try to navigate this alone. Robert Rohl’s experience can be your winning advantage, and he is only a phone call away. Call Robert J. Rohl, Trial Lawyer, at 605-519-7750 or email him here to schedule your free initial consultation. It is never too late to contact an attorney in these cases, so call today.
Professional Discipline Attorney Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the different types of professional discipline cases?
One of the most terrifying situations a professional can encounter is the professional discipline setting. You have dedicated tremendous investments of time and money in education, your career, and years of your life to service to the profession. Professional discipline is traumatic and devastating and obtaining an professional discipline attorney to navigate you through this process is essential.
What are the steps involved in a professional discipline case?
Professional discipline cases involve self-reporting, investigations, proof of rehabilitation, acceptance of responsibility, demonstration of changed behavior, mounting a defense to an untrue allegation of unprofessional, unlawful, or improper behavior or breach in the standard of care. The cases can also involve a hearing in front of a disciplinary board which can ultimately be appealed to a court of competent jurisdiction.
What are the possible penalties for professional misconduct?
Generally speaking, the term “sanction” refers to the level of discipline imposed against a professional. In determining the appropriate sanction to be imposed, an evidentiary panel or investigative committee considers the degree of misconduct and all facts and circumstances related thereto. Penalties can include, but are not necessarily limited to, private reprimand, public censure, sanctions and fines, probationary like terms and conditions, suspension for a term certain, termination/disbarment, restitution, and payment of reasonable professional discipline attorney’s fees and expenses associated with the disciplinary proceedings.
How can I defend myself against a professional discipline complaint?
Your professional license is important. The first thing you should do is contact an attorney familiar with the disciplinary/complaint process. Every case is unique and only after an appreciation of the situation at hand can a professional discipline lawyer provide a pathway for the best possible outcome.