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North Carolina Landscape Contractor License Defense Lawyer

North State Law assists North Carolina Landscape Contractors facing complaints, license suspension, or revocation by the North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board.

Performing work that supports your family’s livelihood is essential. If you’re a North Carolina Landscape Contractor and facing challenges from the NC Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board, you may be deeply worried at the moment.

Be aware that you have the right to enlist a legal team to navigate these challenges.

At North State Law Firm, Nick Dowgul and his team help safeguard the professional and occupational licenses of many different state agencies and licensing boards. This includes representing you in front of the NC Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board.

If you are facing a complaint, investigation, or disciplinary action, such as license suspension or revocation, contact North State Law today.

The North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board

The North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board was established in 2014. It’s creation replaced the North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Registration Board.

The Board consists of nine members:

  • One general public member appointed by the Governor.
  • One member appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture, recommended by The North Carolina Green Industry Council.
  • One practicing nurseryman appointed by the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc.
  • Two licensed landscape contractors appointed by the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc.
  • One licensed landscape contractor appointed by the General Assembly, recommended by the Speaker of the House and The North Carolina Green Industry Council.
  • One licensed landscape contractor and irrigation contractor appointed by the General Assembly, recommended by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Carolinas Irrigation Association.
  • One registered landscape architect appointed by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
  • One landscaping expert from the land grant university community appointed by the President of The University of North Carolina.

The powers and duties of this board include, but are not limited to:

  • Examining and determining qualifications of applicants
  • Issuing, renewing, denying, restricting, suspending, or revoking licenses
  • Receive and investigate complaints from the public.
  • Reprimand and discipline licensees
  • Adopt and publish professional conduct code.
  • Adopt and publish minimum standards code.
  • Require licensees to file and maintain an adequate surety bond.

What happens when someone files a complaint with the North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board against me or my business?

To initiate an investigation, a complaint filed with the Board must satisfy two criteria:

  • The complaint must be fully completed, ensuring all eight specified information points are filled out.
  • The complaint cannot be anonymous.

If those two items are satisfied, the Board will begin an investigation. After this investigation is complete, the investigator will send a detailed report to a designated board member and board staff.

Based upon the details of the investigation, they will make a recommendation to the full board as to whether the case should be dismissed or if further action by the Board is warranted.

If the Board determines that there is probable cause to believe that there is a violation of GS 89D or NCAC Title 21, Chapter 28, they will issue a Notice of Hearing. If served with a Notice of Hearing, the licensee may file a written response.

If the matter requires a contested case hearing, it will be conducted by a majority of the Board with the Board Chairman serving as presiding officer. If unavailable or disqualified the Vice-Chairman will preside.

If the Board finds that public health, safety, or welfare requires immediate action, a Summary Suspension may be ordered.

If an Investigator from the North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board Contacts Me, Am I Required To Speak With Them or Provide Them Documents?

No, there is no language in either NCGS 89D nor NCAC Title 21, Chapter 28 that requires a North Carolina Landscape Contractor to comply with an investigation into their license.

However, if they do reach out it’s not a time to be confrontational or give them a “piece of your mind.”

You can respectfully decline the request.

Can A Lawyer Represent Me If I’m Facing An Investigation from the North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board?

Yes, you have the right to obtain the services of an attorney to protect your rights and navigate the proceedings of your case.

North State Law is an experienced North Carolina Professional Licensing Law Firm that handles cases across the whole state.

If you’re facing an investigation, we strongly suggest you reach out to an attorney who has experience handling professional licensing matters in the state of North Carolina.

At What Point Should I Contact An Attorney About My Situation With The North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board?

You are under no obligation to hire a lawyer. However, as a law firm that handles professional licensing matters in North Carolina, we strongly suggest you reach out to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.

We say this because when many licensed professionals receive a notice of complaint against them, they think it’s just another hoop they must jump through and clear to extend their career. They have gotten this far on their education and hard work and think, “I got this.”

This might lead them to being a little too open with an investigator. This may lead them to sharing too many documents. Ultimately, it may lead them to make a fatal mistake early in the process that will haunt their case until its resolution.

Speaking with an attorney who handles these matters may help you avoid a self-inflicted mistake early and give you peace of mind concerning the process.

At What Point Should I Contact An Attorney About My Situation With The North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board?

Obtaining a seasoned Professional Licensing Attorney for your North Carolina Landscape Contractor License concerns means you will have someone familiar with similar professional cases in your corner.

The process of dealing with licensing issues administratively is often complex. As we mentioned above, handling such matters without legal assistance may lead to detrimental mistakes.

An experienced professional licensing lawyer not only understands the procedural intricacies but also adapts their approach to the unique aspects of each case.

Ultimately, securing legal representation for NC Landscape Contracting License issues equips you with necessary preparedness in the pursuit of safeguarding your professional future and livelihood.

Contact North State Law Today

If you have received a complaint, are facing investigation, or disciplinary action from the North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board, contact Nick Dowgul of North State Law to discuss your situation.

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Raleigh, NC 27609

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