Medical License Defense Lawyer in Orange County, CA
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The Medical Board of California (MBC) routinely conducts investigations
of physicians that have either been arrested or convicted for any offense
involving alcohol and / or drugs. This can include a variety of criminal
offenses which may lead to or trigger an inquiry by investigators from
the MBC. The purpose of these investigations is to determine whether or
not you are a safety risk to the general public in the practice of medicine.
If you are under investigation, you must
speak with me immediately.
As my client, you can receive results-oriented counsel from a Orange County
medical defense attorney who:
- Successfully handled 5,000+ cases
- Offers more than 25 years of legal experience
- Possesses a distinguished education and background
- Personally represents every client
- Handles both administrative and criminal allegations
- Offers free consultations and 24/7 availability
I am Alan Castillo and have devoted my practice to defending the hard-working
medical professionals throughout all of California from San Francisco
to San Diego. No matter how complex your case may seem, I possess the
skill, insight, and ability to help protect your livelihood and keep your
I proudly represent all types of medical and healthcare professionals.
Call my office at 949-234-6525 and request a
Medical License Defense FAQs
What is the Diversion or Intervention Program?
If you are a licensed physician in the state of California and have received
an inquiry letter from the Medical Board of California, the Diversion
or Intervention Program is a completely voluntary and confidential program
for nurses or medical professionals who may be suffering with substance
abuse issues, mental disorders, or mental illnesses.
Ultimately, the Diversion Program protects the public by identifying impaired
professionals and provides aid, intervention, or treatment protocols for
the individuals who need it. Actions can include careful monitoring, intervention,
random body fluid testing, support groups, or if necessary, suspension
of practice. If you received a letter or were offered a Diversion Program
from a Board that monitors your professional license, I can help you understand
what to expect.
Do I Have to Submit to a Physical or Mental Examination?
In certain instances after a criminal arrest or offense, the Board may
ask you to submit to an interview, a physical/mental examination, or both.
In most cases, you should cooperate and submit to these investigations,
but only do so after consulting with a professional license defense lawyer.
Remember, you have the right to have an attorney present during any interviews
Even though an official accusation has not been filed against you, a Deputy
Attorney General will typically sit in on the interview or investigation.
The Attorney General will most likely end up representing the Medical
Board once an official accusation is filed against you. To represent your
best interests, you will need to have a medical license defense lawyer
protect your license and present your side of the story during any type
of hearing, legal proceeding, or examination.
How Do I Respond to an Accusation?
Once an accusation has been filed and served to you, you will be required
to respond to the accusation within 15 days. It will be crucial to speak
with a medical license defense lawyer immediately after receiving an accusation
from the Medical Board of California. Because your license is in danger
of revocation or suspension, your right to practice medicine in a professional
setting may be in jeopardy.
Prior to filing an accusation, you will most likely receive some type of
correspondence from Medical Board investigators. Once the accusation has
been served to you, a lawyer from the Attorney General’s Office
will become the official legal representative of the Medical Board. Do
not make the critical mistake of communicating with investigators or prosecutors
who have been assigned to the case. You should only consult with your
defense attorney about how or when to respond to any accusations.
What Are My Rights Under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA)?
If you are facing a formal accusation, you have the right to file a Notice
of Defense. This right is protected under the APA. At this time, you have
the right to designate a lawyer to represent you, the right to request
a hearing, and the right to request discovery. This means the Medical
Board must provide you with all the evidence or documentation upon which
the formal accusation has been based.
This is a critical and fundament part of the process because your lawyer
will have the opportunity to view the proposed case against you. More
importantly, however, the accusation will list Causes for Discipline,
which are charges similar to what one would see in a criminal complaint.
Causes for Discipline are typically based on some type of criminal case
and expand from that point to include professional conduct.
More Questions? Call My Firm for a Free Consultation.
If you have recently come under fire, have been notified of a potential
investigation, or suspect that you may be the subject of a potential investigation
by the Medical Board, you must speak with me right away. Getting a Orange
County medical license defense attorney involved in your case early on
can only help protect your rights and medical practice.
Call my firm at 949-234-6525 to get started on your defense.