What to expect from a license investigation

On Behalf of | Jan 5, 2021 | Professional License Issues |

Regardless of why your license is under investigation, it can be a stressful situation. At Hark and Hark, we want to make sure you understand what to expect and that anything that occurs does not take you by surprise.

For your personal and professional well-being, it is important that you have a plan in place to handle the investigation and move past the situation.

Discover the trigger

Your first step when facing a license investigation is discovering what triggered it. Did you report something when renewing, such as a drunk driving conviction, or did you have an incident at work, such as failing a drug test? These are the most obvious reasons and should not take you long to figure out.

If you cannot remember anything that could lead to an investigation, then the chances are good someone reported you for something. This type of trigger requires a bit more investigation on your part. It is important to look into the legal aspects to see if there is an actual work-related issue that the licensing board could use against you or if you have a valid defense.

Begin the investigation

The investigation will usually involve an initial contact with you to advise you of what is happening. The investigator will begin to gather evidence and will attempt to speak with you and try to collect a statement that incriminates you. It’s imperative that you do not speak with the investigator as anything you say could become evidence against you. Wait until you have a chance to present your own evidence against the charges.

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