Sacramento Insurance License Defense Attorney
The Department of Insurance’s Investigative Division investigates complaints of unlawful activity by agents, brokers, adjusters, bail agents and insurance companies. The fraud division of the Department employs sworn peace officers. Investigations can lead to administrative discipline and even criminal prosecution.
Remedies available to the Department can have a dramatic impact to your livelihood and include restriction, suspension, and revocation of your license. The Department also has the power to seize and close businesses.
As a professional working and developing a practice in this industry you have worked hard to meet the qualifications to earn your license. If you have been contacted by a Department investigator or believe that you could be contacted by the Department regarding a matter that could affect your professional license, it is essential that you retain competent counsel to navigate the complex investigation process and advise you about the best way to present your case. You should contact an attorney immediately to preserve your rights and engage the Department at the earliest stage possible. What an attorney can do for you
The legislature requires agents and brokers to self-report certain background changes, including: the filing of a felony indictment or information; a misdemeanor or felony conviction; an administrative action regarding a professional or occupational license; the discharge or attempt to discharge in bankruptcy any obligation regarding any insurance premiums or fidicuary funds owed; and any admission or judicial finding of fruad, misappropriation, and other specified conduct.
If you have already been the subject of discipline and your license was revoked you may be able to petition for reinstatement of your license. If you are an applicant with a concern about a criminal history or past problems, we can assist you in crafting an application packet to give you the best chance of obtaining a license.
The attorneys at Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP have experience representing insurance agents and bail agents before the California Department of Insurance. For licensees or applicants facing allegations of professional misconduct before the California Department of Insurance, contact Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP for knowledgeable and effective representation.