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SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE


SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN UTAH

DOPL Defense | Helping You Defend Your Livelihood

We help professionals defend their license against revocation or other discipline by Utah State licensing agencies such as the Department of Professional Licensing (DOPL). Professional license defense is often required when a licensed professional has been charged with a crime or has been accused of professional misconduct. People such as physicians, nurses, therapists and others who are facing discipline are at risk of losing their career and their ability to provide for themselves and their families. Even sanctions such as probation can cause someone to lose their job and prevent them from finding other work. We have represented professionals of all types in disciplinary, suspension and revocation proceedings before the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL). We listen to your concerns and analyze the facts surrounding your case to identify the best approach to defending your livelihood.

Defending Professionals Against Allegations of Misconduct

Utah’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing regulates numerous professions within the state and investigates complaints of misconduct from clients, colleagues and others against those in the following fields:

  • Medical and dental professionals
  • Accountants
  • Inspectors
  • Architects
  • Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Scientists
  • Contractors
  • Trainers
  • Agents

Following a complaint and investigation, DOPL may take any number of disciplinary actions against those accused of misconduct, including suspension or revocation of a license, probation, fines and citation. While less serious than other potential disciplinary action, even a citation for misconduct usually becomes part of the public record and can have a substantial impact on a professional’s reputation. Therefore, if you face allegations or investigation before the DOPL, it’s important to have a defense attorney in Utah protecting your rights.

With many professions facing increasingly aggressive client bases, false or inflated allegations of misconduct are a very real issue. At Intermountain Legal, we thoroughly investigate and review these charges to identify weaknesses and inconsistencies in the allegations and bring them to the attention of DOPL regulators. Moreover, even against stronger allegations, DOPL is frequently willing to negotiate reduced penalties when a professional under investigation is willing to admit to wrongdoing. This can make the difference between a license suspension and mere probation and, in some cases, allow an accused professional to continue practicing his or her craft. As a legal team who has negotiated plea deals on both sides of the criminal justice system, we are adept at brokering these types of deals for our professional clients.

Call Intermountain Legal For a Consultation About Professional License Defense

Facing the loss or suspension of a professional license can be just as life altering as a serious criminal charge. Our team at Intermountain Legal understands how important your professional license is to you and will fight to see you receive fair treatment throughout the DOPL investigation and disciplinary process. We know the law and we know the process. Call our office today for a 1/2 hour consultation for $150 at 801-970-2800 or contact us online to begin taking control of your legal troubles.

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Intermountain Legal is located in Salt Lake City, UT and serves clients throughout all of Northern and Central Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Sandy, West Jordan, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, South Jordan, Clearfield, Woods Cross, Draper, Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Ogden, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Park City and the counties of Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele and Summit.


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STEVEN K. BURTON

As a former prosecutor Steven gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, DUI courts and other criminal court programs and procedures. He has spent over 3,500 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. For more on Steve's experience, click here.

JUSTIN PRATT

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client's rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case. For more on Justin's experience, click here.

STACI VISSER

Staci has represented clients in nearly every type of criminal case, from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. She has an excellent reputation with her clients and they have repeatedly recommended her to their friends and family. She also practices criminal appeals and family law. For more on Staci's experience, click here.

MARK LAROCCO

Mark is skilled at dealing with all aspects of family law, including helping clients obtain modifications, enforce court orders, and achieve fair custody and support awards. Going through a painful divorce or a custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and Mark is there to help every step of the way. For more on Mark's experience, click here.

MATTHEW BELL

Matthew's reputation as an attorney is one who thoroughly understands the law and diligently advocates to advance his client's interests. His practice primarily focuses on representing clients in family law matters. He has assisted hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. For more on Matthew's experience click here.

ELLY HENDRIKSEN

Elly is a skilled attorney who specializes in divorce and criminal law. Spending the majority of her career in the courtroom, Elly understands how to effectively advocate for her clients who find themselves in the toughest of situations. Elly has successfully guided clients through trials and difficult hearings in front of judges and commissioners, and has expertly negotiated cases through hundreds of hours of mediation. For more on Elly's experience click here.

STEVEN K. BURTON

As a former prosecutor Steven gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, DUI courts and other criminal court programs and procedures. He has spent over 3,500 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. For more on Steve's experience, click here.

 
JUSTIN PRATT

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client's rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case. For more on Justin's experience, click here.

 
STACI VISSER

Staci has represented clients in nearly every type of criminal case, from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. She has an excellent reputation with her clients and they have repeatedly recommended her to their friends and family. She also practices criminal appeals and family law. For more on Staci's experience, click here.

 
MARK LAROCCO

Mark is skilled at dealing with all aspects of family law, including helping clients obtain modifications, enforce court orders, and achieve fair custody and support awards. Going through a painful divorce or a custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and Mark is there to help every step of the way. For more on Mark's experience, click here.

 
MATTHEW BELL

Matthew's reputation as an attorney is one who thoroughly understands the law and diligently advocates to advance his client's interests. His practice primarily focuses on representing clients in family law matters. He has assisted hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. For more on Matthew's experience click here.

 
ELLY HENDRIKSEN

Elly is a skilled attorney who specializes in divorce and criminal law. Spending the majority of her career in the courtroom, Elly understands how to effectively advocate for her clients who find themselves in the toughest of situations. Elly has successfully guided clients through trials and difficult hearings in front of judges and commissioners, and has expertly negotiated cases through hundreds of hours of mediation. For more on Elly's experience click here.