California License Revocation Defense Lawyer
Throughout the state of California, The Law Offices of Michael B. Levin provides experienced representation for matters that include:
- License Revocation Defense
We have both litigated and settled hundreds of license revocation and suspension matters before numerous state agencies, such as the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). Frequently, the Attorney General, acting on behalf of the agency, files a pleading in the case called an “Accusation.” The matters are heard before the Office of Administrative Hearings. Many cases can be settled without going to hearing, and this is where an attorney’s experience is vital to a successful outcome.
- Department of Social Services (DSS)
The Department of Social Services regulates licensed residential care facilities and enforces those regulations under the California Health and Safety Code and the California Code of Regulations. The Law Offices of Michael B. Levin focus on the defense of license revocation matters related to residential care facilities licensed by the California Department of Social Services.
- Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)
The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) regulates and disciplines smog station licensees who fail to comply with the law. Citations are issued for single violations of the regulations. Accusations are also filed by the Attorney General on behalf of BAR to revoke smog station licenses and technician licenses. The Law Offices of Michael B. Levin acts as defense counsel in citation appeal cases and license revocation actions filed by the Attorney General on behalf of BAR.
- Wage and Hour Litigation
The Law Offices of Michael B. Levin has handled the defense of numerous wage and hour cases both before the Labor Board and in private civil lawsuits filed in superior court and federal court by employees. Residential care facilities are frequent targets of wage and hour litigation related to unpaid overtime, minimum wage, meal period and rest period violations.
- Business Consultation
The Law Offices of Michael B. Levin consults with clients to provide legal advice to help their businesses grow and prosper. Buy-sell agreements, corporations, LLCs and partnership agreements are typical of the type of services provided.
- Criminal Defense
A significant number of Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) licensees face felony and misdemeanor charges arising from the operation of their smog shop business. The criminal charges frequently are filed in conjunction administrative proceedings to revoke the shop and technician licenses. We provide criminal defense in these matters.
- Residential Care Facilities
The representation of residential care facilities is one of our specialties, and we continuously address problems common to any business in a highly regulated environment. To get started, we set up corporations, LLCs and partnerships. We draft employment agreements, live-in agreements, rental agreements and buy-sell agreements. We defend our clients facing civil litigation, license revocation and wage and hour litigation.