Columbia, SC LLR Defense

South Carolina Professional License Defense Attorneys

Here in the Palmetto State, there are many professions (40+) that are regulated by the SC Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (LLR). Because there are so many different professions that LLR regulates, there seem to be an infinite number of rules and laws about what one can or cannot do in your job (and even in your personal life)! Some of these boards include everything from funeral services, cosmetology, nursing, and more.

Because of all of these boards, you may have to defend your right to get or hold onto a professional license, or you may be facing a disciplinary review or investigation which could jeopardize your chance of keeping your license. Here in South Carolina, even a false claim can leave you possibly losing your license. Don’t make the mistake of talking to the investigator without a South Carolina professional license defense attorney at your side.

Columbia, SC Professional License Defense

SC Professional Licensing Defense AttorneyYou could have a disciplinary hearing or investigation if a complaint is filed by individuals like:

  • A patient or family member of a patient,
  • A client,
  • A co-worker or your employer, or
  • A spouse or significant other.

Or disciplinary action could be started by a criminal charge like:

  • Drug or alcohol abuse, including DUI,
  • Theft or embezzlement,
  • Fraud or misrepresentation,
  • Violent crime, including domestic violence,

If the reason you are facing disciplinary action is criminal charges, if you are found not guilty, you could still lose your professional license! And if criminal charges are pending or not, you could be facing:

  • Public reprimand,
  • Steep fines,
  • Probation,
  • Suspension, or
  • The loss of your license

 Don’t Go Into This Battle Alone

Please let an experienced Professional License Defense Attorney help you. We don’t want you to wait till it’s too late, or to go into this battle alone. Even being reprimanded in public could destroy your reputation as a working professional or lose you clients or future career options. Please let us help you if you are contacted by an LLR investigator.

1001 Violations – False Statements

False Statements

Columbia SC 1001 ChargesFalse statements (1001 violations) are our number one most handled Federal Court cases–giving us vast experience as South Carolina 1001 Defense Attorneys. False statements are defined as:

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully-

(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;

(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or

(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry;

shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.

(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to a party to a judicial proceeding, or that party’s counsel, for statements, representations, writings or documents submitted by such party or counsel to a judge or magistrate in that proceeding.

(c) With respect to any matter within the jurisdiction of the legislative branch, subsection (a) shall apply only to-

(1) administrative matters, including a claim for payment, a matter related to the procurement of property or services, personnel or employment practices, or support services, or a document required by law, rule, or regulation to be submitted to the Congress or any office or officer within the legislative branch; or

(2) any investigation or review, conducted pursuant to the authority of any committee, subcommittee, commission or office of the Congress, consistent with applicable rules of the House or Senate.

Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer BEFORE Speaking to an Investigator

Even if you are talking to an investigator in an informal way and were:

  • Not under oath,
  • Not advised that any statement made could result in criminal prosecution,
  • Lying or misspeaking about something small and inconsequential to the agent or government,
  • Telling a white lie

it doesn’t matter. If you speak to the Feds, ANY false statement can result in an arrest or indictment for making a false and material misrepresentation to a federal law enforcement officer. That is why we suggest you contact a federal criminal defense attorney if you are contacted by a federal agent, even if you do not have any reason to fear that you are personally under investigation. Make sure that your rights are protected. If you have been charged with making a false statement, it is highly important that you hire an experienced 1001 criminal defense attorney that knows what the Government must establish in order to convict you. We will fight for you to have your charges reduced or even dismissed.