Accusations of Criminal Activity and Daycare License Issues

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

A Massachusetts state agency recently announced a review of daycare licensing procedures after discovering that a licensed provider had been indicted for drug trafficking. The provider was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine from inside the daycare facility in the presence of children. The indictment was missed on a routine background check because the case involved federal charges in multiple states. The provider subsequently lost her daycare license.  

Daycare operators are vulnerable to license loss due to criminal charges, convictions, or illegal activity at the facility. Allegations of criminal activity at your daycare premises can easily lead to losing your daycare license, even if you were not involved in the activity. Further, indictment or conviction of a “disqualifying offense” is a common reason for losing a daycare license.  

The Lento Law Firm Team is a nationwide professional license defense firm that defends daycare operators facing licensing issues. If your daycare business is the focus of an investigation or an action to limit or revoke your license, the Lento Law Firm can help. Call 888.535.3686 or leave your details online, and we will contact you.  

Background Checks and Reports  

Most daycare licensees remember the lengthy background check process before licensing. However, accusations of disqualifying offenses after initial licensing can also result in the suspension or revocation of a license.  If the Board learns of criminal investigations or charges for activity at a daycare business, the license of that facility will be in jeopardy.  

Illegal Activity on Premises 

Illegal activity that might cause the loss of a daycare license does not necessarily need to be done by the daycare licensee to create issues. Sometimes, an employee or contractor engages in illegal activity at a daycare center without the owner's knowledge. Additionally, because so many daycare facilities are in family residences, the activities of other family members can create daycare license issues.  

So, if a family member is using or dealing drugs in the same residence as a licensed daycare, the license will be in serious jeopardy. Additionally, if a staff member is using or dealing drugs or engaging in other illegal activity at a daycare, it can cost the license of the facility.  

How the Lento Law Firm Can Help 

If the Board begins an investigation into the license of your daycare facility, you should contact the Lento Law Firm immediately. You will need to act quickly to defend your license and business. The Lento Law Firm is a nationwide professional license defense firm representing daycare licensees. The Lento Law Firm can help you prepare a robust and effective defense if you are accused of any disqualifying offense or illegal activity. You have worked too long establishing your business and reputation to lose it to accusations of illegal activity. Don't face the licensing board alone. We can represent you regardless of the state in which you are licensed. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888.535.3686 or leave your details online, and we will contact you. 

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