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How Can an Attorney Help With My IDFPR Formal Hearing or Informal Conference?

License Defense Attorney For Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Cases

If you have been informed that you are under investigation by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), then the first thing you should do is contact an attorney who is experienced in defending professional licenses. If the IDFPR decides to proceed with a case against you, you will be provided with notice from an IDFPR prosecutor about either a formal hearing or an informal conference. When you work with The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc., we will ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the process and work to help you reach the best possible resolution to your case. We can also provide representation in other matters that affect your license or your practice.

When representing you in an informal conference or formal hearing, we will take the following steps:

1. Educate You About the Process and the Possible Outcomes

A formal hearing will be held before an administrative law judge, and it will be similar to a hearing in a criminal or civil courtroom. On the other hand, an informal conference usually takes the form of a private meeting between you, the IDFPR prosecutor, and one or more members of the applicable licensing board, such as the Illinois Board of Nursing, the Illinois Board of Pharmacy, or the Illinois Dental Board.

As you prepare for your hearing or conference, we will discuss the possible outcomes with you, ensuring that you understand the strategies for achieving the best possible resolution to your case. We will work with you to collect supporting materials and witnesses, help you understand how to communicate your story effectively, and ensure that IDFPR maintains your right to due process throughout the course of your case.

2. Help Present Your Case in the Most Effective Way Possible

With our experience assisting with IDFPR professional license defense cases, we can determine the most effective strategy to take in your hearing or conference. When preparing to present your case, we will assist with the collection and presentation of exculpatory evidence. In the best-case scenario, we can obtain witness testimony or documentation that clearly disproves the allegations against you. Unfortunately, that evidence is not as common as one would hope. If this type of evidence is not available, we will gather a range of witnesses (including experts) who can testify on your behalf and obtain documentation that can help fill in the "gray areas" that exist in nearly every case. By providing a complete picture of your professional practices, we can demonstrate why you deserve to continue holding a license and practicing your chosen profession.

3. Prepare You for Questions During Your Hearing or Conference

During a formal hearing, you will receive questions from the IDFPR prosecutor, and during an informal conference, you will be asked questions by the attending board members. We can help you be ready for the types of questions you can expect and how best to respond to them. In many cases, the questions will begin with a review of your education, training, and work experience before moving on to questions about the specific allegations made against you. Your answers to these questions are your chance to offer an explanation of what happened and provide comments about specific details mentioned or claims that were made. With proper preparation, you can have the right answers ready and avoid being surprised by unexpected questions or claims.

4. Protect Your Right to Continue to Practice in Your Respective Field

At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc., we will work to collect all of the facts about your case by speaking with all witnesses (including those whose stories may be unhelpful to your case) and securing all relevant documentation. With all of this information and testimony, we can determine how to present information in the best possible light. We will fight to protect your due process rights, ensuring that the IDFPR attorneys are held accountable to their burden of proof. With our help, you can achieve a positive outcome to your IDFPR case, ensuring that you can continue to practice your chosen profession. To schedule a free consultation with us and begin the process of defending your professional license, contact our office today at 630-310-1267.

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