Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes in San Francisco and the Bay Area must comply with an expansive set of regulations under Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations. Unsurprisingly, many well-meaning child care licensees fall short of technical compliance and receive a growing number of deficiency citations from Community Care Licensing. Worse yet, some of these well-meaning child care licensees receive so many deficiency citations that the Department of Social Services attempts to revoke their license. When this happens the child care licensee receives notice of the Department’s action to revoke the license through receipt of an Accusation to which the licensee has limited time to file a Notice of Defense. If a Notice of Defense is not timely filed the licensee may forfeit their right to a formal administrative hearing and in turn their child care license.
If you have received an Accusation from the Department of Social Services you have limited time to retain an attorney. To help child care licensees make this important decision in a timely manner attorney Michael Benavides offers same day phone consultations. To receive a free phone consultation call (916) 596-1018.
License defense attorney Michael Benavides defends family child care homes and child care centers in license revocation proceedings. Unlike many generalist license defense attorneys, Michael Benavides has defended child care licensees before the Office of Administrative Hearings against the Department of Social Services on numerous occasions.
Attorney Michael Benavides understands the Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes run on thin profit margins. To help child care licensees defend their license in what is often a costly process he charges flat fees payable by credit card. The flat fee helps licensees predict the total cost of representation and make an informed decision whether to proceed with defending their license. Moreover, his acceptance of credit card payments is a departure from traditional law firm billing practices, but over the years he has found credit card payment options critical for his clients.
If you have received an Accusation from the Department of Social Services call attorney Michael Benavides at (916) 596-1018 for a free consultation.