Administrative Hearings – Keeping Your Professional License
In the state of California, a conviction of certain crimes can put your professional license at risk. However, the good news is that if your license is at risk of being revoked or suspended, you still have the right to appeal at an administrative hearing. An administrative hearing is like a miniature court trial that can protect your profession and way of making a living.
Our team of attorneys can help keep and maintain licenses for all professionals, including but not limited to:
- Social Workers
- Real Estate Professionals
Burden of Proof
First and foremost, is important to recognize that when you are accused of a crime, the burden of proof lies with the prosecutor. If a prosecutor cannot prove that you committed the crime which is putting your license at risk, your license cannot be taken away.
However, if it so happens that you are found guilty of the crime, not all hope is lost for maintaining your license. The burden of proof now falls on you however, and you must prove that you are still fit and eligible for the license in question, and that the offense does not affect your ability to uphold your license. Often times, this can be proven in one of two ways:
- Your conviction was for a crime unrelated or irrelevant to your professional standing.
- You have rehabilitated from your crime.
Any questions? Contact us.