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California Gaming License Defense

We defend Gaming licenses in California

California Gaming License Defense

Our firm practices California Gaming License Defense. Our firm represents licensees possessing the following California Gaming licenses:

Athletic
Boxing
Gaming
Horse Racing
Liquor License
Lottery Retailer
Promoter

California Gaming License Defense Lawyer

Over one million individuals possess Gaming licenses issued by California licensing Boards. Most California Gaming providers have minimal or no contact with the disciplinary systems of the numerous California Gaming Licensing Boards. For California Gaming licensees who become part of the California Administrative Law disciplinary process, the consequences are profound. The California Administrative Law disciplinary process is complex, procedural and time consuming. Individuals facing Gaming License discipline should seek legal representation from an experienced California Gaming License Defense Attorney.

California Gaming License Investigation Defense Lawyer

The majority of California Gaming License disciplinary investigations begin with the filing of a consumer Complaint. However, disciplinary Investigations also occur through sting operations, criminal conviction referrals and criminal investigations. The licensing boards utilize non sworn civilian investigators to conduct non criminal investigations. The licensing boards also employ sworn Peace Officer Investigators to conduct criminal investigations against Gaming licensees. 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 Gaming License disciplinary process. At the conclusion of a California Gaming Licensing Board investigation, the Board has several options. The Board can choose to close the Complaint. The Board can choose to issue a Citation. The Board 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 Board may refer the case to the District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution.

If you are a California Gaming licensee facing a California Administrative Law investigation, contact a California Gaming License Defense Attorney for representation.

California Gaming License Accusation Defense Attorney

A formal Accusation served on a California Gaming Licensee serves as notice to a Gaming licensee that the Board intends to revoke the individual’s Gaming License. The licensee, 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 California Gaming licensee. A Default will result in the immediate Revocation of the California Gaming License.

An Accusation is a serious matter that can result in the suspension or revocation of a Gaming License in California. In many cases, it is possible for licensees to reach a Stipulated Agreement with the Attorney General’s Office and California Licensing Board. 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).

Licensees facing a California Licensing Board Accusation should contact an experienced California Gaming License Defense Attorney for representation.

California Gaming 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 licensing agency can adopt, modify or reject the ALJ’s Proposed Decision. The Boards’ 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 a Gaming licensee 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 licensee 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 Gaming licensees facing a California Gaming Licensing Board Administrative Law Hearing need effective representation from a California Gaming License Defense Lawyer.

California Gaming License and Criminal Convictions

California Gaming Licensing Boards can discipline licensees for criminal convictions. Board discipline occurs for convictions for crimes involving moral turpitude. Discipline also occurs for criminal convictions that are substantially related to the duties, functions and qualifications of the respective Gaming licensee. Common criminal offenses that can cause California Gaming License discipline are Domestic Violence, DUI, Insurance Fraud, Medicare Fraud, Narcotics Possession, Prescription Narcotics Sales, Sex Crimes and Theft.

California Gaming Licensing Boards and other law enforcement agencies also investigate criminal conduct by licensees in the course and scope of their practice. In serious criminal cases against Gaming licensees pending in Criminal Court, a California Gaming Licensing Board and the California Attorney General’s Office may seek a California Penal Code § 23 Order against the Gaming Licensee. A California Penal Code § 23 Order seeks to suspend a Gaming License in Criminal Court.

California Gaming Licensee facing criminal charges and licensees who are convicted of criminal offenses need an experienced California Gaming License Defense Attorney for representation in California Administrative Law disciplinary proceedings.

California Gaming License Statement of Issues Attorney

California licensing agencies thoroughly investigates all applicants for Gaming Licenses. The licensing Board may deny a California Gaming License to students and licensees from other states and countries. Most California Gaming License denials occur due to criminal convictions, Gaming problems or misstatements on the 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 a Gaming License should contact a California Gaming License Denial Lawyer for representation in a Statement of Issues Hearing.

California Gaming License Petition for Reinstatement Lawyer

A Petition for Reinstatement allows individuals who have received a License Revocation to reinstate their Gaming License. The Petition for Reinstatement must show by clear and convincing evidence the factual and legal reasons to warrant the Gaming License Reinstatement. Rehabilitation from past misconduct is the primary factor in a Petition for Reinstatement. A successful Gaming License Petition for Reinstatement requires representation by an experienced California Gaming License Defense Attorney.