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California Alarm Company Operator License Defense Attorney

California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services License Defense Lawyer

The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, known as the BSIS, Licenses approximately 2,100 Alarm Company Operators in the State of California. Most California Alarm Company Operators have minimal or no contact with the enforcement arm of the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. For Alarm Company Operators who become part of the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services’ disciplinary process, the consequences are profound. The Alarm Company Operator License disciplinary process is complex, procedural and time consuming. Alarm Company Operators facing the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services disciplinary process should seek legal representation from an experienced California Alarm Company Operator License Defense Attorney.

California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Investigation Defense Lawyer

The majority of California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services investigations begin with the filing of a consumer Complaint. However, California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Investigations also occur through sting operations, criminal conviction referrals and criminal investigations. The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services utilizes non sworn civilian investigators to conduct non criminal investigations. The California Department of Consumer Affairs employs sworn Peace Officer Investigators to conduct criminal investigations against Alarm Company Operators. These employees investigate criminal and administrative law violations. Administrative Law Due Process Rights differ substantially from the Due Process Rights accorded in criminal law.

It is important to have an attorney that understands the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services disciplinary process. At the conclusion of a California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services investigation, the Bureau has several options. The Bureau can choose to close the Complaint. The Bureau can choose to issue a Citation. The Bureau can also choose to refer the matter to the California Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney General’s Office will determine whether cause exists to file a formal disciplinary Accusation. In cases involving criminal conduct, the Bureau may refer the case to the District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution. If you are an Alarm Company Operator facing a California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services investigation, contact a California Alarm Company Operator License Defense Attorney for representation.

California Alarm Company Operator License Accusation Defense Attorney

A formal Accusation served on a California Alarm Company Operator serves as notice to an Alarm Company Operator that the Bureau intends to revoke the Alarm Company Operator License. The Alarm Company Operator, now called the Respondent, has only 15 days from the date that the Accusation was served (not received, but served) to file a Notice of Defense. The failure to file a Notice of Defense results in a Default against the Alarm Company Operator. A Default will result in the immediate Revocation of the Alarm Company Operator License.

An Accusation is a serious matter that can result in the suspension or revocation of an Alarm Company Operator License in California. In many cases, it is possible for Alarm Company Operators to reach a Stipulated Agreement with the Attorney General’s Office and California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. A Stipulated Agreement is a formal term for a settlement agreement. If a Stipulated Agreement cannot be reached, the parties will proceed to a formal Hearing before the California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). Alarm Company Operators facing a California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Accusation should contact an experienced California Alarm Company Operator License Defense Attorney for representation. Common causes of action for disciplinary Accusations against Alarm Company Operators include:

  • Aiding and Abetting Unlicensed Alarm Company Operator Activity
  • Dishonesty or Fraud
  • Employing Non Registered Salespersons
  • Incompetence
  • Misleading Statements to Procure Contract
  • Negligence
  • Repeated Acts of Negligence
  • Unlawful Advertisement

California Alarm Company Operator License Hearing Attorney

The California Office of Administrative Hearings, also known as OAH, maintains several Court Hearing locations. These Court locations are in Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Diego. In some instances, Hearings may be held offsite in Bakersfield, Fresno, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Jose or Ventura. The Administrative Law Hearing is a formal Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.

The Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ, will issue a written Proposed Decision approximately 30 days after the Hearing. The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services can adopt, modify or reject the ALJ’s Proposed Decision. The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services’ action is called the Final Decision and Order. There are two main rights of Appeal of a Final Decision and Order. California Government Code § 11521 allows an Alarm Company Operator to file a Petition for Reconsideration prior to the effective date of the Final Decision and Order. Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure § 1094.5, the Alarm Company Operator can also file a Petition for Writ of Mandamus in Superior Court. A Writ must be filed within 30 days of the effective date of the Final Decision and Order. California Alarm Company Operators facing a California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Administrative Law Hearing need effective representation from a California Alarm Company Operator License Defense Lawyer.

California Alarm Company Operator License and Criminal Convictions

The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services can discipline Alarm Company Operators for criminal convictions. California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services discipline occurs for criminal convictions that are substantially related to the duties, functions and qualifications of an Alarm Company Operator. Common criminal offenses that can cause Alarm Company Operator License discipline are:

  • Altering or Forging a Prescription
  • Assault With a Deadly Weapon
  • Battery
  • Brandishing a Firearm
  • Burglary
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Endangerment
  • Diverting a Controlled Substance
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI
  • Elder Abuse
  • False Imprisonment
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Hit & Run
  • Identity Theft
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Medicare Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Possession for Sale of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Public Intoxication
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Robbery
  • Sex Offenses
  • Theft
  • Trespass
  • Vandalism
  • Vehicular Manslaughter

The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and other law enforcement agencies also investigate criminal conduct by Alarm Company Operators in the course and scope of their practice. Criminal investigations often involve Alarm Company Operators engaged in Burglary, Robbery and Theft. In serious criminal cases against Alarm Company Operators pending in Criminal Court, the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and the California Attorney General’s Office may seek a California Penal Code § 23 Order against the Alarm Company Operator. A California Penal Code § 23 Order seeks to suspend an Alarm Company Operator License in Criminal Court.

Alarm Company Operators facing criminal charges and Alarm Company Operators who are convicted of criminal offenses need an experienced California Alarm Company Operator License Defense Attorney for representation in disciplinary proceedings before the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

California Alarm Company Operator License Statement of Issues Attorney

The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services thoroughly investigates all applicants for Alarm Company Operator Licenses. The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services may deny a California Alarm Company Operator License to Alarm Company Operator students and Alarm Company Operators from other states and countries. Most California Alarm Company Operator License denials occur due to criminal convictions, financial problems or misstatements on the Alarm Company Operator License application. Statement of Issues Hearings and Accusation Hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings maintain a similar procedure. However, in a Statement of Issues Hearing, the applicant bears the burden of proof. Individuals denied an Alarm Company Operator License should contact a California Alarm Company Operator License Denial Lawyer for representation in a California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Statement of Issues Hearing.

California Alarm Company Operator Petition for Reinstatement Lawyer

A Petition for Reinstatement allows Alarm Company Operators who have received an Alarm Company Operator License Revocation to reinstate their License. The Petition for Reinstatement must show by clear and convincing evidence the factual and legal reasons to warrant the Alarm Company Operator License Reinstatement. Rehabilitation from past misconduct is the primary factor in a Petition for Reinstatement before the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. A successful Alarm Company Operator License Petition for Reinstatement requires representation by an experienced California Alarm Company Operator License Defense Attorney.