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Sacramento Lawyer: Professional Licensing Defense

In the medical profession, licensed workers risk losing their licenses and their jobs when making mistakes or bad decisions regarding drugs and narcotics. I am Sacramento attorney Dick Margarita and at my firm, the Law Office of Dick Margarita, I provide effective professional licensing defense services to medical practitioners, such as Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Veterinarians, and Pharmacists who handle and dispense controlled substances.

I represent clients throughout Central and Northern California who are either accused of crimes or subject to potential diversion issues.

Experienced Representation From a Former DEA Special Agent

In some cases, my clients gave a friend prescriptions or narcotics in exchange for money and the friend later sold the drugs. In others, my clients have not maintained proper records for drugs and got in trouble with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

As a former DEA Senior Special Agent, I know the procedures involved with professional license investigations. The DEA has a Diversion Division devoted exclusively to targeting licensed drug dispensers, including:

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacies
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Veterinarians

After a DEA investigation is launched, an administrative hearing often follows. At the hearing, the DEA will seek to have your license revoked and may also file criminal charges. DO NOT cooperate with the DEA. DO NOT SELF-SURRENDER YOUR DEA REGISTRATION. DO NOT CONSENT TO A SEARCH! IMMEDIATELY invoke your RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT and RIGHT TO COUNSEL. Then contact me.

Helping Professionals Save Their Licenses

I understand that your license is your livelihood. My clients have worked hard to earn their licenses, and I seek to help them avoid the devastating consequences after making a mistake or bad judgment.

As a Sacramento defense attorney, I will represent clients at the administrative hearing. If criminal charges result, I will handle the criminal defense case as well. In addition, I advise clients how to proactively avoid investigations. I have trained professionals who conduct site inspections and record reviews to help clients maintain compliance with state and federal regulatory laws.

Through my former DEA experience, I now work closely with licensed investigators who were DEA Diversion Investigators and DEA Special Agents specializing in Diversion Investigations and Compliance Inspections. Together, we help clients mitigate the circumstances, minimize harsh consequences, avoid license revocations, and maintain controlled substance compliance.

When You Need a Lawyer Who Knows the Drug Diversion System, Contact the Law Office of Dick Margarita

To schedule a consultation regarding your medical license, call my Sacramento office at 916-248-8570 or toll free at 888-349-1631. You can also contact me online. For easier payment, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

Attorney Richard (Dick) Margarita
Richard (Dick) Margarita
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Dick Margarita was born and raised in Cumberland and Narragansett, Rhode Island. He graduated from St. Mary's College of California in 1979. In July 1981, he commenced his law enforcement...

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Law Office of Dick Margarita

Law Office of Dick Margarita

4750 J Street, Suite 19153
Sacramento, California 95819

Phone: 916-248-8570
Toll free: 888-349-1631
Fax: 888-346-7927
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