What To Do If You Are Confronted
Knowing how to act and what to say when you are under investigation can be difficult. When your professional license is on the line and your credibility hangs in the balance, you need legal support. You need lawyers who can help you know when to respond and what to say, if you should respond at all.
You need The Law Offices of Brian E. Quinn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We assist professionals who face loss of their professional licenses. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Call 866-657-7318.
When Confronted On The Job For Misconduct Or Other Offenses
If you are confronted on the job with allegations of misconduct, theft of drugs or being under the influence while on duty, you should consult with an attorney before you make a statement. Although your employer may tell you that what you say is confidential, it may be under an obligation to report your actions to a state agency for further investigation. Additionally, if you are requested to give a urine screen, it may not be in your best interest to do so. You should consult with our office before taking any action.
If You Are Arrested
If you are arrested, you may be obligated to report your arrest to the licensing board. When you renew your professional license, you will be asked whether you have been arrested, convicted, found guilty or pleaded nolo contendere, or receive probation without verdict as to any crime, or whether any criminal charges are pending against you. A “yes” answer to any of these questions may result in disciplinary action against you. If you fail to disclose any of these facts, that in and of itself may be the basis for a disciplinary action against you.
When Investigators Come Knocking
What should you do if approached by an investigator wishing to obtain a statement? The best response is to decline to give an interview. You may want to ask the investigator for a card and explain that you will speak with an attorney who will make an official statement on your behalf.
Obtaining Legal Guidance
The next step is to get the legal support you need by contacting The Law Offices of Brian E. Quinn. Our attorneys provide focused assistance in the areas of administrative law and criminal defense. The one thing you should not do is to try to speak to an investigator on your own. An attorney experienced in license defense can give you the guidance you need to ensure that your rights are protected.
Preserving your professional standing in the communities in which you serve is our priority at The Law Offices of Brian E. Quinn. If you would like to speak with an attorney about your impending administrative hearing or about some other aspect of the professional license defense process, contact us today. Call 866-657-7318.