Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes in the greater Los Angeles area must comply with an ever expanding scope of Title 22 regulations while juggling the demands of a business with low profit margins. Unsurprisingly, some child care centers and family child care homes experience one accident or brief series of technical Title 22 violations that prompt unnecessary scrutiny from Community Care Licensing. With enhanced scrutiny and unannounced inspections deficiency citations naturally follow which can lead to a license revocation action by the Department of Social Services.
Enhance Your Defense
If you have received an Accusation from the Department of Social Services seeking revocation of your child care center or family child care home license there is hope. Many child care facilities that retain a professional license defense attorney can reach a settlement with D.S.S. that allows continued operation under a probationary license. Alternatively, some child care facilities prevail at the formal administrative hearing.
Perhaps the most difficult roadblock faced by child care licensees is the cost of defending their license through a formal administrative hearing. The prospect of high attorney fees often prompts licensees to file a Notice of Defense pro se (without an attorney) and attempt to represent themselves at hearing. Unfortunately, very few of these pro se licensees are successful as the Department of Social Services is represented by an experienced attorney who will present a researched case at hearing. Put another way, just as criminal defendants who represent themselves at trial often lose, so to do child care licensees who represent themselves before and at the hearing. To help child care licensees afford an experienced attorney and thereby increase the likelihood of settlement or success at hearing, attorney Michael Benavides charges flat fees payable by credit card. His reasonable fees help child care operators finance their defense in an effort to protect their business and source of income.
To receive a free phone consultation call attorney Michael Benavides at (916) 596-1018.