Running a day care in Fresno is no easy task. Licensees must not only attend to children in care, but also comply with Title 22 regulations. Many of these regulations are overly technical and lead to deficiency citations. Likewise, one unfortunate event can trigger a series of deficiency citations and scrutiny from the Fresno Community Care Licensing office. When a serious accident occurs or enough deficiency citations accrue the Department of Social Services may start an action to revoke the day care license. When this happens the Department will send the licensee an Accusation which serves as formal notice of the license revocation action.
If you have received an Accusation from D.S.S. call license defense attorney Michael Benavides at (916) 596-1018 for a free consultation.
Notice of Defense
After a licensee receives an Accusation they have limited time to file a Notice of Defense. If a Notice of Defense is not timely filed the license may be forfeited without a formal administrative hearing. Likewise, if a licensee files a notice of defense on their own without an attorney the Department may be less inclined to take the licensees defense seriously, and by extension less inclined to enter into settlement that allows the day care to continue operations.
Michael Benavides defends California child care centers and family child care homes in license revocation actions. In addition to regularly facing the Department of Social Services in formal administrative hearings, Michael has successfully settled cases prior to hearing that allows the licensee to continue operations under a probationary license.
Obviously hiring an attorney is not part of a planned budget. To accommodate the financial limitations of clients Michael Benavides charges flat fees payable by credit card. Unlike the traditional check & cash billing practices of law firms, Michael understands that clients need affordable representation and billing practices that allow financing of legal fees.
If you have received an Accusation from the Department of Social Services the first step is to call a license defense attorney for a free consultation. During the consultation the attorney will review the Accusation, learn more about the events leading up to the Accusation & explain your options.