License Applications and Investigation Statements
One of the most effective services that we provide is assisting license applicants to disclose background problems on license applications, which can minimize the possibility of license denial and eliminate problems triggered by a failure to disclose. Licensing agencies typically ask that prior criminal convictions, license discipline actions, and other adverse actions be reported on license applications. Usually an explanation is requested, as well as official documents. We can help you, the license applicant, draft an application statement that is appropriate in tone and content; we can ensure the accuracy of information disclosed; and we can assist you in obtaining even hard to get records to satisfy application requirements and ensure accuracy.
Our experience in litigating hundreds of license application cases gives us insight into which explanations tend to aggravate agencies and which explanations increase the likelihood of obtaining a license without complications. A poorly written statement or an explanation that presents a troubling tone can greatly increase the chances of license denial.
We also provide the similar service of preparing responses to licensee investigation letters that seek an explanation and documents. Such responses can be critical to determine whether or not a criminal conviction or adverse report results in a highly damaging license discipline case later brought by the agency.