Are you a licensed Orlando mold inspector who has been charged with a crime? In Florida, even criminal traffic violations like driving on a suspended license may lead to stricter penalties for someone holding a professional certification or license than those who do not. There are rigorous reporting obligations for professional mold inspectors charged with an offense, regardless of whether they enter a plea or are found guilty.
Whatever crime you’re accused of committing, it is essential to understand the professional consequences along with the potential criminal sanctions. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) requires mold inspectors and other licensed professionals to report your case’s disposition to the DBPR or the applicable board within 30 days. Keep reading to find out all that you need to know.
As a licensed Florida mold inspector, you should retain a criminal defense lawyer who knows the reporting obligations and can counsel you on the full scope of the consequences that go along with a plea. When you hire The Umansky Law Firm, you can rest assured knowing our criminal defense lawyers will build a powerful defense to minimize the adverse effects and penalties you may face in cases like the following:
Our attorneys are prepared to not only defend you against whatever criminal charges you may face but also protect your Florida mold inspector license from potential disciplinary actions. Whether you need help preparing your report, composing a letter, or supplying documents to the DBPR, we help you navigate each step, providing thoughtful and strategic legal advice so you can move forward in your personal and professional life.
Licensed mold inspectors in Florida have 30 days to inform the DBPR if they’ve been convicted of a crime or pled guilty or no contest. Under Florida Statute Section 455.227(1)(t), licensed mold inspectors face disciplinary action for:
“Failing to report in writing to the board or, if there is no board, to the department within 30 days after the licensee is convicted or found guilty of, or entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to, regardless of adjudication, a crime in any jurisdiction.”
Licensed mold assessors can report a criminal conviction or plea deal by completing a criminal self-reporting document and mailing it to the DBPR. If you are uncertain about the information to include or have any questions on submitting this information, The Umansky Law Firm professional license defense lawyers are ready to help you through this administrative legal procedure.
Any licensed mold inspector who ignores their obligation to report a criminal conviction, guilty plea, or no-contest plea to the DBPR can face harsh administrative sanctions, like steep fines, suspension of license, or revocation of license. If it’s your first violation neglecting to inform the DBPR of a conviction or plea as a professional mold inspector, you can usually expect a lighter punishment than those who have failed this requirement.
It’s important to remember that a conviction or plea deal to a crime does not automatically result in disciplinary actions that affect your career or mold assessor license. However, if you ignore your duty to report this to the DBPR within 30 days, the department may be less understanding when assessing your case. Considerations that influence the DBPR’s decision on disciplinary action you face for failing to report a conviction or plea deal include:
Whether your mold inspector’s license will be provisionally or permanently impacted varies depending on the details of the crime. Contact the criminal and administrative defense attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm to learn your situation’s possible outcomes.
If you’re a licensed mold inspector who has been convicted of a criminal offense and faces penalties for failing to report the crime to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, do not delay in retaining skilled legal representation. For trusted legal advocacy defending your rights, Florida license, and reputation as a professional mold inspector, get in touch with the knowledgeable and passionate team of criminal and professional license defense attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm.
Our lawyers include former prosecutors and public defenders, and some have worked directly with the Florida DBPR. You deserve legal representation that you can trust. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, our team of attorneys has the skill and resources to examine your case and fight for the most favorable outcome. Allow us to put our expertise in Florida administrative laws to work for you and protect you from further damage to your future.
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