Adverse Action Services
A professional facing an adverse action, such as criminal charges, discipline in another state, or by a non-governmental agency, or who has recently been convicted of a crime or disciplined, needs timely, insightful advice to make the best decisions during the adverse action and afterwards when reporting the adverse action to their licensing agency. We can help.
Support for Your Criminal Defense or Other State Licensing Attorney
We can provide support services, including consultations, legal research, opinion letters, declarations and more for your criminal defense or other state licensing attorney. The information we provide might become a crucial consideration in negotiations. Sometimes we can supply information to tailor an outcome in another jurisdiction or criminal court so that an adverse action in California is prevented or minimized. Mr. Ray's years of experience in criminal law give him the insights to propose creative solutions in criminal court that prevent or ameliorate license discipline.
Mandatory Adverse Action Reporting
Whether your agency requires special time-sensitive reporting of an adverse action, or the action is reported at license renewal, we can guide you through compliance issues and strategies. We can help you prepare an effective response that begins the proactive defense of your license. We can assist with obtaining the right form, making a full and accurate disclosure, and meeting the legal requirements. Also, we can obtain difficult to reach records and interpret adverse action documents to ensure your licensing agency is provided with accurate information and does not find you to have been dishonest or uncooperative.
Eliminating Problem Records at the Source
We can also work with criminal defense attorneys and others to sometimes erase or change the outcome of finalized matters such as convictions through post-decision statutory relief mechanisms to legally prevent or discourage a licensing agency from seeking license discipline, or otherwise minimizing license discipline. Such mechanisms can include reduction of charges, dismissals (not expungements), and sealing of records.