Sometimes, customer complaints go beyond a bad review or lost customer. It might mean the loss of your license and the end of your career.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of State, professional licensing covers 29 licensing boards and commissions. The board’s duties are to protect the public from dangerous or unethical practices. If you face the loss of your license, you need a good legal defense to remain in good standing with your board.
Hire legal assistance
You may be an expert in your field, but you cannot handle legal issues independently. Contact an experienced attorney who deals in license litigation. Attorneys can help you avoid legal pitfalls and fight unjust accusations.
Write a response to the board
Your response to the board needs to be quick and professional. When you find an attorney, they will help you draft a detailed and legally sound letter for your first response. Send it to the board immediately. Please do not attempt to write the letter yourself, because you might make a mistake without realizing it.
Write down your story and gather any evidence that supports your case. Your lawyer can help with this, but you should attend your first meeting with prepared documents. The sooner you give your attorney the documents, the sooner they can work on your case.
Keep the case private
Finally, do not talk to anyone else about your case. Even people with good intentions might jeopardize your defense by becoming a potential witness.
No one wants to be in a situation where they must defend their license. Your best option is to hire good legal counsel and remain silent on the issue.