When you hold a professional license, that license is your livelihood. You cannot afford to have your license in question because it not only discourages clients but can also stop you from doing business.
Disciplinary boards have their own criteria for judging whether a complaint is valid or bogus. If you do not understand their criteria completely, you may face disciplinary action even when the accusation is baseless.
Anyone can file a complaint
A disciplinary board defense attorney can help to weed out bogus complaints and ones that are potentially valid. They can present your evidence in a way that the disciplinary board understands.
The board needs to take every complaint seriously, and the slightest misstep during preliminary proceedings can turn a simple complaint into a license-threatening one.
There may be a way to resolve things without a trial
Knowing the ins and outs of the disciplinary system, a good attorney can help you resolve the complaint without going to a trial or a hearing. Someone with experience in disciplinary actions knows what to do to avoid going to court and when a hearing is necessary. This falls under dispute resolution.
Disciplinary attorneys know what to say
They know what to say and, more importantly, what not to say. Always be very careful what you say to agency attorneys and investigators. They are there to make a case against you. It is always better to have someone who knows the business to speak for you.
Complaints will happen, and knowing what to do about them can help you keep your professional license free and clear.