Failure to Report a Conviction or Plea for Health Inspectors
Public health inspectors are frontline government workers who enforce local and state health regulations. Health inspectors in Florida have the authority to issue fines, suspend business licenses, and can even order emergency shutdowns if there are enough health and safety violations.
All environmental health professionals and health inspectors in the state must abide by Florida’s reporting requirements for health inspectors who have been charged with a crime, whether they receive a guilty conviction or enter a plea deal. If you are a health inspector that has been accused of a crime, The Umansky Law Firm can fight to defend your right to work.
Central Florida Attorneys Defending Health Inspectors After a Conviction or Plea Deal
If you are a health inspector licensed environmental health professional in Florida, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the state’s reporting obligations for a conviction or plea.
At The Umansky Law Firm, not only do we know Florida’s reporting guidelines forward and backward, but we can also guide you through the legal process step-by-step. Our team is highly experienced in defending health inspectors for a failure to report any type of crime, including:
- Domestic violence
- Drug-related offenses
- Sex crimes
- Weapons charges
When charged with any crime, there are personal and professional consequences that could follow. For health inspectors and environmental health professionals, that can also mean losing your ability to work. The Umansky Law Firm can provide the legal representation you need during this time and answer any questions you may have about your rights.
Requirements of Florida Health Inspectors After a Conviction or Plea Deal
Florida health inspectors keep the public safe by monitoring and investigating potential health risks in public facilities, including, but not limited to:
- Food trucks
- Nursing homes
- Grocery stores
- Convenience stores
- Food processing plants
- Daycare centers
- Public pools
There are three government organizations that hire health inspectors to do inspections related to health, sanitation, and safety in Florida. Those organizations include the:
- The Department of Health
- The Department of Business and Professional Regulation
- The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Regardless of what department you work for, you will need to keep a valid license in order to continue performing your duties in the state. At The Umansky Law Firm, we can help you defend your certification and help you keep your professional license.
Consequences of Failing to Report a Conviction or Plea as a Florida Health Inspector
Anyone working in the Food Protection Program in Florida must be a Certified Environmental Health Professional (CEHP), per section 381.0101, Florida Statutes and Chapter 64E-18, Florida Administrative Code. All health inspectors in the state are required to disclose a conviction or plea with their employer, regardless of what they plead.
Any licensed professional in Florida could lose their certification to perform their duties if they neglect to report a conviction or plea within a certain amount of time. If you are a licensed health inspector in the state, do not allow your career to be jeopardized without securing competent legal representation to defend your side.
Florida Attorney for a Failure to Report a Conviction or Plea as a Health Inspector
The Umansky Law Firm is an Orlando-based team of former prosecutors, public defenders, and over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our professional license defense team is highly skilled in criminal defense for health inspectors and environmental health professionals in the state.
To schedule a free consultation for the defense of your environmental health license and career, give us a call at (407) 228-3838 or complete our convenient contact form to schedule a meeting with a Central Florida attorney today. We are ready to help, day or night, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Virtual consultations are also available. Because everyone deserves a second chance.