California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services License Defense Attorney
The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services licenses and regulates numerous investigative and security professionals throughout the state. All BSIS licensees must adhere to the Business & Professions Code and regulations enacted by the Bureau of Security & Investigative Services.
Licenses issued by BSIS include:
1) Alarm Company Employee License
2) Alarm Company Operator License
3) Locksmith License
4) Firearm Training Facility License
5) Firearm Training Instructor License
6) Private Investigator License
7) Private Patrol Operator License
8) Proprietary Private Security Employer
9) Repossessor Agent License
10) Repossessor Agency License
11) Security Guard License
The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services can initiate an investigation, issue a Citation or file an Accusation for the following acts:
1) Felony convictions
2) Misdemeanor convictions
3) Violations of the Business & Professions Code
The California BSIS uses the “substantial relationship” test to determine whether a criminal conviction will affect one’s ability to practice. Any criminal conviction that is substantially related to the duties, qualifications and functions of an investigative or security professional will result in an investigation by the Board and filing of an Accusation.
These violations of the Business & Professions Code can also trigger an Accusation:
2) Carrying a Concealed Weapon
3) Departure from Accepted Trade Practices
4) Failure to Maintain Records
5) Labor Code Violations
6) Unlicensed Activity
7) Unlawful Advertising
8) Unprofessional Conduct
Potential consequences of an investigation, citation or Accusation include:
1) BSIS license suspension
2) BSIS license revocation
3) BSIS license probation
4) Criminal charges
5) Administrative fines
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services licensees are often charged with criminal offenses in California:
Many Bureau of Security and Investigative Services licensees are charged with criminal offenses in California. Law enforcement officers throughout the state investigate BSIS licensees for criminal law violations. The California Attorney General’s Office conducts sting operations designed to catch individuals violating the law.
If you possess a California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services license and are facing an investigation or Accusation, contact the Law Offices of Seth Weinstein at (310) 707-7131.
We represent Bureau of Security and Investigative Services licensees in applying for and defending California BSIS licenses in Alameda, Bakersfield, Beverly Hills, Chico, Concord, Contra Costa County, Cupertino, Davis, El Centro, Escondido, Eureka, Fontana, Fremont, Fresno, Hanford, Hayward, Hemet, Hollywood, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Indio, Kern County, Lancaster, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin County, Mendocino, Merced, Modesto, Monterey, Mountain View, Murrieta, Napa, Oakland, Oceanside, Ontario, Orange County, Oxnard, Palm Springs, Palmdale, Palo Alto, Paso Robles, Perris, Placerville, Rancho Cucamonga, Redding, Richmond, Riverside, Roseville, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara County, Santa Clarita, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria, Santa Monica, Santa Rosa, Simi Valley, Stockton, Sunnyvale, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Tracy, Truckee, Tulare, Turlock, Vacaville, Vallejo, Ventura County, Victorville, Visalia, Vista, Walnut Creek, West Hollywood, and Yuba City.