There are a number of professional and legal issues that can have an impact on an Illinois professional license. Whether you are a medical professional, business professional, real estate professional, or any other professional license holder, any allegations of improprieties, negligence, or criminal behavior will result in a notification from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) that your license is at stake.
A notification from the board that issues your license may lead you to ask if you need an attorney to represent you. The following is a brief overview of why you should strongly consider retaining the services of a professional license defense attorney, like those at Williams & Nickl, LLC, to defend your license.
Skilled and Experienced in Developing a Defense Strategy
One of the biggest mistakes that a subject of a licensing board investigation can make is to speak with the investigator overseeing their case. This is the equivalent of a person who is under criminal investigation speaking to a police officer without their attorney present. Despite the approach the investigator may take with you, they are not your ally, and they are not interested in hearing your version of events.
Your attorney will develop a strategy on how to defend against the allegations being made against you, including whether or not you should speak to an investigator.
Skilled and Experienced Negotiator
A seasoned professional license defense attorney is skilled at negotiating. They know who to speak to, what to say, and when to say it in order to get the most favorable results for their client. In many cases, the licensing board would rather negotiate a resolution to the case in order to bring it to a conclusion. These negotiations can include less severe disciplinary action against you or even having the case against you dropped.
Skilled and Experienced Evidence Gathering
The best way to fight an investigation against you is to produce evidence that will show the board that allegations against you are untrue or invalid. This means combing through all the details involved in your case and finding that evidence. This is not only a tedious process, but if you have never done this before, you may not realize what is evidence and what is not.
An experienced attorney will know the type of evidence that can make a difference in your case and how to present those details in the best manner to the board.
Contact a Cook County Professional License Defense Lawyer for Legal Help
If you have been notified that you are under investigation by the licensing board that issued your professional license, do not try to defend against these charges on your own. Call Williams & Nickl, LLC at 312-335-9470 to schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our dedicated Chicago professional license defense attorneys. Your license and your future may depend on it.