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DEA Registration Surrender Defense Lawyers

Protect Your DEA Registration with the Help of Spodek Law Group

As a healthcare provider, your DEA registration is crucial to your livelihood. However, there are several reasons why the DEA might deny, suspend or revoke your registration. Losing your registration can have serious consequences that could affect not only you but also those who depend on you for their medical needs.

At Spodek Law Group, we understand how important it is to protect your DEA registration and defend against any allegations made by the DEA. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate through complex regulations and procedures to ensure that you keep your license.

Our Premier DEA Defense Lawyers Can Help You with a Range of Issues

Whether you’re a practitioner, pharmacist, distributor or other registrant under the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), our team of premier defense lawyers can assist in various issues such as:

  • Revocation of DEA registration
  • Suspension of DEA registration
  • Denial of initial application for a new or renewal of existing registrations
  • Refusal to renew an existing registration
  • Inspection and audit by the agency
  • Enforcement actions taken by the agency

We have extensive experience helping clients with their state licenses and federal registrations. We know how complicated these processes can be; hence we will guide you every step along the way.

Don’t Surrender Your Registration – Speak to an Attorney First

The first thing many people do when they receive communication from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regarding their license is surrender it voluntarily without consulting an attorney. This action may seem like it’s in good faith; however, it could lead to severe consequences such as:

  • Inability to obtain another license in future.
  • State licensing board taking disciplinary action against professional licenses.
  • Exclusion from Medicare/Medicaid programs.
  • Reporting credentialing committee leading loss of job.
  • Reporting to the National Practitioner Databank.

Before you surrender your registration, speak to an attorney first. At Spodek Law Group, we can help you understand your rights and options before making any decisions that could affect your career.

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DEA Suspension Orders and Order to Show Cause Hearings

If the DEA decides to suspend or revoke your registration, they must show cause on the registrant. In some cases where there’s an imminent danger to public health, they may issue a suspension order simultaneously with an order to show cause hearing. The latter requires you as a registrant to demonstrate why the DEA should not take action against you.

You have 30 days from when served with this notice of hearing by mail or personal service within which time frame one must request for a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). Failure to do so is deemed waiver of right leading final action taken by DEA without further recourse available under law.

At the hearing, each party presents their argument and submits evidence while presenting witnesses if necessary. The burden of proof lies with the DEA who must provide evidence that supports their allegations against you. The ALJ will determine whether there’s enough evidence supporting these claims and whether it’s in public interest for them not only revoking but also suspending or denying renewal applications too.

Afterward, recommendations are made by ALJs submitted back up through administrators at headquarters level whereupon final decision-making authority rests ultimately upon Administrator himself/herself based on findings presented during hearings held earlier stages mentioned above such as orders issued showing cause why registrations should be revoked/suspended/denied renewed status etcetera.

Factors Considered When Deciding Whether Your Registration Is Inconsistent With Public Interest

The Drug Enforcement Administration considers several factors when deciding whether someone’s registration is inconsistent with public interest:

  • Failing effective controls against diversion controlled substances
  • Non-compliance state/local laws
  • Prior federal/state convictions relating to controlled substances
  • Other issues related public health and safety

These factors are serious, and if found guilty of any one of them, it could lead to the revocation, suspension or denial of your DEA registration. At Spodek Law Group, we understand how important it is for you to keep your license; hence we will do everything possible within our power as attorneys at law so that this doesn’t happen.

Trust the Experienced Attorneys at Spodek Law Group

At Spodek Law Group, we have a deep understanding of the law and a wealth of experience handling complex DEA registration issues. Our team has helped many healthcare providers with their state licenses and federal registrations over time. We know what’s required when defending against allegations made by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

We believe every registrant deserves strong defense representation in court proceedings involving administrative agencies such as those mentioned above where orders issued show cause why registrations should be revoked/suspended/denied renewed status etcetera.


At Spodek Law Group, we’re passionate about helping healthcare providers protect their DEA registrations. We understand how crucial these licenses are for practitioners’ livelihoods and patients who depend on them for medical care needs.

Our premier defense lawyers can help you navigate through complex regulations while ensuring that you keep your license intact without facing severe consequences like losing job opportunities or being excluded from Medicare/Medicaid programs due to disciplinary actions taken against professional licenses by state licensing boards.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Attorney Todd Spodek so that he can guide you through all legal procedures involved in protecting your DEA registration!

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