DSS License Defense Attorney
License Defense Attorney
J.D., Health Law Certificate
Michael Benavides defends facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services and regulated by Community Care Licensing in license revocation actions. He regularly defends day care and residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE’s) in administrative hearings against DSS attorneys. If your facility has received an Accusation from the Department alleging regulatory violations and revocation of your license call DSS defense attorney Michael Benavides at (916) 596-1018 for a free phone consultation.
License Revocation Process
California facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services are subject to license revocation actions for alleged regulatory violations. Once DSS and Community Care Licensing determines that regulatory violations are sufficient to warrant license revocation an “Accusation” is served to the licensee. The Accusation contains a list of allegations that state the basis for DSS’s case to revoke the license. Once an Accusation is received the licensee must timely file a Notice of Defense to defend their license in a formal administrative hearing. Given the seriousness of license revocation actions and prospect of losing the business, licensee’s who receive an Accusation often retain a DSS defense attorney.
Michael Benavides has defended many DSS licensed facilities in formal administrative hearings, non-compliance conferences, and settlement negotiations. He is mindful that the ultimate goal of many clients is to continue their business with minimal interruption. To that end, sometimes a settlement can be reached with the Department that allows continued operation in exchange for probation or other conditions.
Affordable Flat Fees
Michael Benavides understands that clients facing license revocation and the potential loss of their business may have difficulty affording a DSS license defense attorney. To help clients retain legal representation Mr. Benavides charges affordable flat fees payable by credit card. Moreover, flat fees are often payable in 2 installments with the second installment due shortly before hearing.
The Next Step
If you have been served with an Accusation you must act quickly to protect your license. Call attorney Michael Benavides at (916) 596-1018 Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM for a free phone consultation.