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DEA Surrenders DEA Suspensions and Revocations

The Spodek Law Group is a top rated DEA defense law firm. If you are facing any of the issues below, we can help.

  • DEA registration surrender
  • DEA registration suspension
  • DEA registration revocation

DEA Registration Surrender

While the notion of surrendering your DEA registration, voluntarily, might seem like a crazy though – many healthcare providers do it. The voluntary surrender happens after a DEA inspection/interview/raid. Healthcare providers get scared, and fear additional consequences – and voluntarily sign away their DEA registration. They are told that they can voluntarily surrender their registration, in lieu of additional actions being taken. If you do this – you could be signing away your career.

Voluntary surrender of DEA registration has negative impacts. The healthcare legal attorneys at the Spodek Law Group can help you. We have over 50 years of combined experience handling tough legal issues nationwide.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
RajRaj
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.
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Why you shouldn’t voluntarily surrender your DEA registration

We believe that voluntarily surrendering your DEA registration is one of the worst things you can do. Even if the short term consequences seem fine – the long term consequences can be heavy. Below are some reasons why you shouldn’t surrender your DEA registration:

  • Surrendering your registration can result in an automatic trigger of administrative action against state/medical/professional licenses
  • There is a likelihood of not being able to reapply for DEA registration in the future
  • The DEA adjudication process is super slow, and you might be able to practice while you’re waiting for the DEA registration issue to be resolved

When can your DEA registration be suspended or revoked

Suspension, or revocation, of your DEA registration can happen if the government can prove any of the following items below:

  • False material on your DEA registration application
  • Felony conviction due to a controlled substance
  • Suspension, revocation, or denial, by a state license or registration
  • Committing acts, which are against the public interest in terms of health and safety

Delays in DEA Adjudication

Before your DEA registration can be revoked, the registrant must be given a show cause order. This gives the registrant an opportunity to explain why the registration should not be suspended/revoked/denied. In an emergency situation where public safety is at risk, a show cause order can be issued at the same as your DEA registration’s revocation/suspension/denial. The registrant has 30 days to respond to the show cause order, and is granted a hearing. Voluntarily surrendering your DEA registration waives all your rights  to a hearing, and it also requires you to reapply for DEA registration once all the proceedings are done. This can take years.

The OIG has found that adjudication can take more than one year. This is a very lengthy process. It can benefit you – since you can continue to practice while the matter keeps dragging on. If you surrender your DEA registration, the extensive timeline can work against you — making it so you cannot practice until the matter is resolved. When you are faced with the decision to voluntarily surrender your registration without a hearing/immediate suspension – requesting a hearing is always the best choice. Not only does the practitioner have a chance of getting a favorable outcome at the administrative hearing – there is always a chance the DEA will end up not filing an immediate suspension order.

It’s important to remember that voluntarily surrendering your DEA registration means you will need to request registration reinstatement before you resume your practice. Delays in the adjudication process can impact the amount of time it takes to return to practice after completing your pending civil, criminal, or administrative matter.

Administrative actions that are triggered by a DEA surrender

Every state has its own laws regarding prescription of controlled substances. Most states require a license to prescribe controlled substances. If you voluntarily surrender your DEA registration, the state can also take action to suspend, limit, or revoke, your state license as well. Voluntarily surrendering your DEA registration can result in a domino effect. It results in administrative actions, state sanctions, and legal expenses. Voluntarily surrendering your DEA registration can trigger mandatory reporting requirements to credentialed bodies and insurers – which can result in loss of privileges and more.

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