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Number One Mistake Professionals Make When Being Investigated

 Posted on October 26,2018 in Professional License Defense

IL license lawyerLearning that you are being investigated for a breach of a code of conduct or regulatory rules can be unnerving. How people react to this information varies. At one end of the spectrum, people ignore the investigation. At the other end, people rush to defend themselves in any way, often by speaking with an investigator.

While it is important not to ignore the proceedings against you, we see many professionals make the mistake of speaking to investigators without the benefit of an attorney. Often these people believe that they can clear up confusion or nip allegations in the bud by being forthcoming.

Giving a statement to someone with a regulating agency such as an investigator, auditor, special agent or surveyor is almost always a mistake. These investigators will likely have done a lot of research before contacting you, and nothing you say at this juncture will put an end to the investigation.

Investigators can be very convincing in getting you to make a statement. They may show you a badge, not explain the seriousness of the matter or encourage you to tell your side of the story. The agenda of investigators is to gather as much information as he or she can to build the strongest case possible against you.

As is often the case, it is possible that the investigators do not have strong evidence against you. Perhaps they have uncorroborated tips or information that cannot be used as evidence against you in a hearing. In these cases, they are relying on you, the accused, to make their case.

Contact an Illinois Professional License Defense Lawyer

It is advisable to contact an accomplished Illinois professional license defense attorney if you learn that there has been an investigation opened against you. The sooner you retain qualified legal counsel, the better.

The attorney at The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc. has represented professionals in license defense cases for 16 years. Prior to this defense work, he was a prosecutor at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) where he learned how cases are built against professionals.

By enlisting our firm, you are getting representation by someone who has extensive experience in this area of law. Call our firm today at 630-310-1267 to learn more about our firm and how we can work to represent you.



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