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Are You on the Verge of Losing Your Licensing?

Losing a fishing license simply means not having the ability to legally enjoy a common leisure time activity. However, losing a professional license is an entirely different matter. Without a legitimate license to practice a profession, an individual may not be able to lawfully continue pursuing a rewarding career, and this in turn can lead to loss of a comfortable income and lifestyle, along with great personal distress and suffering for an entire family.

Losing Your Licensing Can Put You Out of Business

If you are a licensed professional in Illinois, are involved in a lawsuit, and are found to be at fault, you can risk losing your license to practice in your field. Upon being informed that you are under investigation by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), the possibility of having to forfeit your professional license may initially cause panic, but it is important to remain calm during this time and work with an attorney to dispute the complaint. A complaint is not a suspension but simply the starting point in an investigation that could lead to a suspended license. While the investigation is under way, you are still allowed to practice your profession and work with clients.

The laws and rules relating to the professions in Illinois include many specific grounds for disciplinary action, almost all of which involve acts and omissions specifically tied to an individual’s professional duties. But a number of licensing acts and rules are full of vague, ambiguous language that could in theory be used by IDFPR to institute punitive measures for personal behavior, such as participation in a white supremacist group.

Call Us to Find Out How We Can Help

Illinois laws are in a constant state of flux, and the regulations related to licensing are no exception. Therefore, a private individual can easily misjudge and/or make a harmful procedural error in trying to interpret these laws, making it essential that you contact an experienced Illinois licensing attorney to handle your case. Call 773-635-0355 or go to today to receive our top-tier, personalized counsel on the ins and outs of Illinois licensing laws and to discuss your options. We look forward to hearing from you.

Bell Shah Law, LLC

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