PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AND REGULATORY MATTERS

Many professions and industries are regulated by the State of Texas. Allegations of criminal or other misconduct or regulatory violations can result not only in criminal investigation and prosecution or civil lawsuits, but they are often initiated, accompanied, or followed by administrative investigations and legal action by these government agencies, or the before the State Office of Administrative Hearings and District Courts.

How do Licensing and Regulatory Issues Relate to Criminal or Civil Allegations?

Unfortunately, many unsuspecting professionals are not aware how compliance with agency requests for information, cooperation with investigations, or statements made and outcomes reached in civil or criminal litigation can put their future in jeopardy or subject them to adverse enforcement action, sanctions, or other discipline, including loss of licensure or exclusion from government programs or contracts. Additionally, referrals for prosecution can also result from information obtained by agencies during investigations or the results of enforcement actions, even agreed disciplinary orders.

Experienced Response to Allegations and Investigations

Lawyers at Hilder & Associates have experience representing clients before the Texas Medical Board, State Board of Dental Examiners, State Bar, State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Office of the Attorney General, Department of Public Safety, State Board of Pubic Accountancy and other state and federal agencies.

Although representing clients statewide from its main office in Houston, Texas, Hilder & Associates has a presence in Austin where many of these agencies are headquartered and these matters are ultimately handled through informal resolution processes and hearings, if necessary.

To discuss these matters with a skilled attorney, contact Hilder & Associates, P.C., at 713-234-1416 or toll free at 888-659-8742.