Professional License Defense

Defend Your Professional License Against Disciplinary Board Action

If you work in a profession that requires state licensing, you may find yourself subject to disciplinary action by the state board that overseas the granting and administration of your professional license. Disciplinary action may be initiated by a claim of licensing board violations, criminal conduct, or even a false allegation.

Many professionals don’t appreciate the long reach of their state board. Even a one-time DUI or a seemingly minor, but negligent, oversight can result in a board accusation and discipline. Orange County professional license defense attorney William Weinberg is committed to preserving your license and your career.

If a professional licensing board has filed an accusation against you or seeks to deny your application for a license, you need an experienced attorney to defend your license. Whether you are a medical professional, a financial professional, an engineer, contractor, architect, or other professional, an action by the state board that oversees your profession can jeopardize or even ruin the career you worked so hard to achieve. Do not go it alone.

Professional board disciplinary actions follow protocol set forth by California Code of Business and Professions, the Government Code, and the California Code of Regulations. On most board accusations, the state will be represented by the attorney general’s office and there will be an administrative law judge presiding. Despite the complicated rules that must be followed, the actual process is less formal than a criminal or civil trial. Some administrative licensing disciplinary actions can be resolved without ever going to the formal hearing stage. The proceedings can end in a dismissal of the accusation or sanctions. Depending on the nature of the allegation, the sanctions may be a fine; a probationary period where the licensee can continue to practice under certain conditions; a suspension of the license, often followed by a probationary period; and in the most serious of cases, a revocation of the license.

When the disciplinary action allows, Mr. Weinberg will endeavor to negotiate a stipulation favorable to his client without the need to go to an administrative hearing. If the matter does proceed to a hearing, Mr. Weinberg’s approach is to offer persuasive mitigating evidence and a compelling case for leniency. As a professional license defense attorney, William Weinberg represents you in the process with one goal in mind: Preserve your license with as little damage to your career possible.

Professional license defense attorney William Weinberg also advocates for license candidates who have had their application denied or who are reapplying after a lapse. Usually, an applicant is denied due to some criminal history in the applicant’s past. Even a minor conviction, such as one DUI, can trigger the denial of a license. In many cases this denial can be overcome by presenting evidence of rehabilitation or inapplicability of the criminal past to the present application. Mr. Weinberg will put together a compelling case as to why your application should be considered and granted.

Orange County Professional License Defense Attorney William Weinberg Can Help You Preserve Your License And Career!

When your career is at stake, it is important to have a skilled advocate on your side. William Weinberg will fight hard to protect your license and your career. A board cannot just suspend your license or worse, take it away – you have rights! But you must respond to any accusation within the time allowed and request a hearing; otherwise, the board will proceed with its recommended disciplinary action. If you are a professional facing license board action, you should act quickly. There are set timelines that board disciplinary actions follow. Contact Attorney Weinberg for immediate help. He offers a complimentary consultation to review your case and explain your options. You can contact him by calling his Irvine office at 949-474-8008 or by emailing him at

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