Myrtle Beach Professional License Defense Lawyers
If you are a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or any other licensed professional facing an investigation or a disciplinary proceeding by a professional license board, you need to know your legal rights and options. You may have options for avoiding serious consequences to your career and livelihood, such as fines or license suspension or revocation. A professional license defense attorney at Law Office of William J. Luse can review your case and carefully guide you through the license board process, if necessary, through a disciplinary proceeding.
For more than a decade, Attorney William Luse and the legal team at Law Office of William J. Luse have defended clients in Myrtle Beach and throughout South Carolina who have found themselves embroiled in professional license investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Our team has earned recognition for the work we do in defending those facing license investigations and disciplinary actions; Attorney Luse is a member of the South Carolina Association of Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Horry County Criminal Defense Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and is a 2010 graduate of the Trial Lawyers College.
If you are in the midst of a situation where you are obligated to defend your professional license against suspension, revocation, or other harsh penalties, especially if the complaints against you are unfounded, contact Law Office of William J. Luse today at (843) 839-4795 or reach out to use online to schedule a consultation.
Do I Need a Professional License Defense Lawyer?
When you receive a notification that you are under investigation or subject to potential disciplinary action by a professional license board, you may have many concerns, such as what kind of consequences you might be facing, whether you are going to be out of work, or whether you need an attorney.
You are entitled to have an attorney representing you during an investigation or a highly technical disciplinary proceeding. You have due process rights and retaining an experienced civil litigation attorney is the best chance to ensure that your rights are observed and enforced, thereby leading to a favorable outcome.
Facing allegations of ethics or rules violations can be daunting. Let our professional license defense team handle the paperwork and other complicated procedures, gather evidence and conduct a parallel investigation if necessary, and communicate with the professional licensing board and their investigators on your behalf, so that you can continue on with your life, and especially your career, with peace of mind.
Why Choose Law Office of William J. Luse to Handle My Case?
When you are the target of an investigation that could result in your professional license being pulled, you have many law firms in the Myrtle Beach area to consider. How do you know which firm to choose?
Selecting the right lawyer can be decisive to the success of your case and your continued livelihood. Law Office of William J. Luse stands apart from other professional license defense law firms because of our:
- Experience – Law Office of William J. Luse has represented clients in professional license defense in addition to trials and administrative hearings in employment law, civil litigation, and criminal defense
- Client satisfaction – Our team prides itself in taking the time to get to know each client’s story and fighting to ensure that each client receives a favorable outcome to their case
- Track record – We have the resources to make sure your voice is heard and your rights protected in the professional license tribunal.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our Myrtle Beach professional license defense attorneys can help clients will all different kinds of professional licensing issues, such as:
- Assisting with the license application process
- Gathering exculpatory evidence
- Representation during an investigation of allegations of misconduct or rule violations
- Defending against criminal charges
- Challenging temporary suspension orders
- Helping with the process of being offered a private reprimand or public reprimand
- Representing clients before licensing boards
- Requesting modification of existing consent agreements
We assist with all types of professional licenses in South Carolina, including:
- Real Estate
- Social Work
If you are facing investigations or disciplinary in your field, let our professional license defense attorneys help you to protect your reputation and livelihood.
Professional License Defense Frequently Asked Questions
At Law Office of William J. Luse, we are dedicated to aggressively advocating for those whose professional licenses are at risk. With that commitment in mind, we have provided answers to some of the questions commonly raised by our clients.
If I am under investigation by a professional licensing board, do I need an attorney if I did not do anything wrong?
An investigation by your professional licensing board can place your reputation and livelihood at stake. Even if you are certain that you have not done anything to warrant discipline and believe a professional misconduct complaint against you is meritless, you should still seek out the assistance of a professional license defense attorney.
Retaining a skilled and knowledgeable attorney to represent offers your best chance for protecting your reputation and career. It is also seldom advisable to speak with investigators or cooperate with an investigation without first consulting with an attorney who can ensure that your rights and interests are adequately protected.
Can my professional license board initiate an investigation or disciplinary proceeding based on something in my personal life?
Yes. Depending upon the specific circumstances, professional license boards can, in general, begin an investigation or a disciplinary proceeding based on complaints by clients, co-workers, employers, or even friends and family members. Disciplinary proceedings can also be initiated if you face criminal charges wholly or partially unrelated to your professional work, including DUI, drug charges, financial crimes, perjury, or violent crimes such as domestic violence. Again depending upon the circumstances and the occupation, many licensed professions require their members to uphold the dignity of their profession in their personal lives. Even accusations short of a criminal conviction can violate good conduct rules governing the profession.
What penalties could I face if the licensing board rules against me?
An adverse ruling is serious business. Sanctions that can imposed vary because each situation and each occupation have unique aspects under the rules in place. Some of the potential penalties can include temporary or permanent license suspension, outright license revocation or license surrender, monetary penalties and restitution, restrictions on how you can work in your occupation including outside monitoring and supervising, cease-and-desist orders, or reprimands.
Contact a Myrtle Beach Professional License Defense Attorney Today
The experienced lawyers at Law Office of William J. Luse understand that our clients have worked hard to obtain their professional license and career success. We realize that an anxiety-generating investigation or disciplinary action by a professional license board even for one complaint can jeopardize a lifetime of training and first-rate job performance. That is why our team works tirelessly to protect and assert your rights, and refute any baseless complaints, when you are facing an investigation or disciplinary action.
If you are the subject of an action by your professional license board in Myrtle Beach or elsewhere in South Carolina, contact Law Office of William J. Luse today to schedule a consultation. Call our office at (843) 839-4795 or reach out to us online for help now.