Nurses nationwide are receiving state nursing board notices to appear before the board on fraudulent credentials charges. The notices relate to the FBI's Operation Nightingale criminal fraud charges against more than two dozen officials at several now-closed Florida nursing schools.
Unfortunately, many of those nurses are waiting until the last minute before the state board hearing, to retain a skilled and experienced professional license defense attorney. Effective defense of fraudulent credentials charges generally requires substantial documentation and preparation.
Don't delay if you have received your state nursing board's notice that you must appear for a disciplinary hearing relating to allegedly fraudulent nursing school credentials. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now to retain the Lento Law Firm's premier Professional License Defense Team and national license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento for the skills and experience you need to fight the charges.
Hearings on Fraudulent Credentials Charges
State licensing boards in New Jersey, Texas, Delaware, New York, and across the nation have revoked the licenses of nurses appearing on a list FBI investigators obtained from the school officials whom they charged. Constitutional due process, though, generally requires state licensing officials to provide fair notice of the charge and a hearing before an independent decision maker for the nurse to prove the authenticity of the allegedly suspect credentials.
Just because school officials facing years in prison on criminal fraud charges give names to FBI officials doesn't mean that those nurses held fake credentials. The involved Florida nursing schools were previously accredited. Several provided years of legitimate nursing instruction to hundreds or even thousands of graduates now practicing nursing. Hearings give the accused nurse a chance to prove credentials authentic.
Preparing for a Hearing on Fraudulent Credentials Charges
An effective disciplinary defense at a nursing board hearing, though, depends on preparation. If you delay in retaining a skilled and experienced professional license defense team, you may compromise your hearing and lose your nursing license. Preparing for a credentials hearing requires obtaining documentation and testimony. You may need to present your course syllabi, materials, assignments, notes, exam results, and other records of your studies. You may also need to call lay and expert witnesses on your behalf.
Gathering, analyzing, and organizing this evidence for a compelling presentation takes skill and time. If you wait to retain defense counsel, you lose time. If you retain unqualified defense counsel, you lose skill. Don't retain a local criminal defense lawyer who doesn't know the rules, customs, and procedures for administrative license proceedings. Retain a highly qualified professional license defense attorney team for your best licensing outcome. Your nursing license, job, and career are worth defending.
Premier License Defense Attorneys for Board Hearings
If you face a state nursing board hearing on fraudulent credentials, don't delay. Retain the Lento Law Firm's premier Professional License Defense Team and national license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento now for the skills and experience you need for your best hearing outcome. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now.