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How “Crime of Moral Turpitude” is Defined

Part one of a two-part series. If you are a licensed Florida insurance agent or adjuster, or if you’re looking to become licensed, you may have heard of the terms “moral turpitude” or “crime of moral turpitude.” It’s not exactly common vernacular, but whether a crime is one of moral turpitude can have a big […]

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Plea Deals: The Consequences for Your Professional License

What a Guilty Plea Can Mean for Your Professional License If you’ve been charged with a crime, a plea deal is likely in your future. Most criminal cases never reach trial and receive a jury verdict of either guilty or innocent. But a plea deal can save often busy prosecutors the trouble of proving their […]

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Welcoming Associate Attorney, Joe Iennaco to Howell, Buchan & Strong

The Howell, Buchan & Strong Attorneys at Law firm is pleased to announce the addition of Joe Iennaco as Associate Attorney. On September 21, 2021, he was admitted to the Florida Bar, where he is licensed to practice in all state courts in Florida. Practicing in the Firm's Orlando office, Joe will be practicing in […]

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How to Survive and Stay in Business After Receiving a Complaint or Notice from AHCA

When AHCA issues a complaint or a notice seeking to close your facility, you need to know how to stay in business.  AHCA will issue an administrative complaint (A.C.) seeking revocation or suspension of your license or a notice of intent to deny your renewal license (NOI) or notice of withdrawal of your application for […]

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When a Recovery Fund Claim is Filed Against Your Contractor License

The State of Florida works to protect homeowners when they feel they’ve been wronged by a contractor through the Recovery Fund. The State of Florida developed the Recovery Fund as a means to reimburse Florida homeowners financially harmed by hired Florida licensed contractors, enabling them to recoup damages or losses incurred. That’s good news for […]

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Investigation Letters and Your Construction Contractor License

As a contractor, your license is your livelihood. That is why when a complaint against your license is submitted to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation you need to take it seriously. We will help you understand what the investigation letter means, what happens next, and how you should respond as a Certified General […]

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What happens if the Department of Business and Professional Regulation issues an Administrative Complaint against my construction license?

If you are a Certified General Contractor or hold any other construction contractor license under the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Department seeks to discipline you, they will give you notice via a legal document called an administrative complaint. This will tell you what factual findings they are claiming and what […]

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What happens if the Department of Business and Professional Regulation chooses to discipline my Certified Public Accountant license?

If you are a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the Department seeks to discipline you, they will first give you notice via a legal document called an administrative complaint. This will tell you what factual findings they are claiming and what disciplinary violations they are accusing you of, as well as to the penalties they […]

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Common Complaints Against Florida Real Estate Agents

Complaints filed against you as a Florida Real Estate Agent can be damaging not only to your character and reputation but also to your license. We've compiled some of the most typical complaints facing Real Estate Agents, what the Florida Statute requires, and how you can challenge a complaint. Failure to report a conviction or […]

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Impacts of Fraud on CPA & Your License

Few professions are so protective of the public trust as that of accountancy. Fraud is one of the most serious things an accountant can do to endanger their license. It also carries a severe maximum penalty if the violation is discovered by the Board of Public Accountancy. That penalty could range from a minimum of […]

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