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DEA Registration Defense Lawyers

Have you had your DEA Registration (Registration Under Controlled Substances Act of 1970) denied, suspended, revoked or been given a Show Cause Order? Losing your DEA License can significantly impact your career and in many instances prevent you from continuing in your profession.

If you are facing the loss of your DEA Registration, the thing you can do is to hire an experienced DEA License Defense Attorney. An attorney who specializes in DEA License Defense can help you navigate the complex process of appealing the decision to deny, suspend or revoke your registration.

In some cases, it may be possible to negotiate a settlement with the DEA that allows you to keep your license. An experienced DEA License Defense Attorney will know what options are available to you and will fight to protect your rights.

If you are facing the loss of your DEA Registration, the thing you can do is to hire an experienced DEA License Defense Attorney.

The DEA will not hesitate to revoke your registration if they believe that you have violated the Controlled Substances Act. If you have been charged with a crime, you will need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. A criminal defense attorney will be able to help you navigate the criminal justice system and will be able to help you obtain a favorable outcome in your case. We understand the importance of your DEA License to your career and will work diligently to help you keep your license or get it reinstated as quickly as possible.

What is a Show Cause Order?

A Show Cause Order is a notice issued by the DEA that requires a health care professional to show cause why his or her registration should not be suspended or revoked for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). A Show Cause Order is usually issued after an investigation has been completed by the DEA and there is evidence that a violation has occurred. The Show Cause Order will set forth specific allegations against you and give you an opportunity to respond in writing within 30 days as to why your registration should not be suspended or revoked. If you do not respond within 30 days, your registration will automatically be suspended or revoked without further notice from the DEA. If you receive a Show Cause Order, it is important that you contact an attorney immediately so that he can prepare a response on your behalf before it is too late. Once your registration has been suspended or revoked, it can be very difficult to get it reinstated.

What are the Consequences of Losing Your DEA License?

If your DEA registration is suspended or revoked, you will no longer be able to prescribe controlled substances. This can have a significant impact on your career as a health care professional. In some cases, it may be possible to negotiate a settlement with the DEA that allows you to keep your license. An experienced DEA License Defense Attorney will know what options are available to you and will fight to protect your rights.

How to Surrender Your DEA Registration

If you are a provider who is interested in surrendering your DEA registration, you should contact the DEA’s Office of Diversion Control. You can reach the office by calling 1-800-882-9539 or by sending an email to dea.registration.help@usdoj.gov. You will need to provide your name, DEA registration number, and the reason for surrendering your registration. The office will then send you a form that must be completed and returned within 30 days of receipt. Once the form is received, your registration will be surrendered within five business days.

It is important to note that once you have surrendered your registration, it cannot be reinstated. If you decide later that you would like to regain your ability to prescribe controlled substances, you will need to reapply for a new DEA registration as if you were a new applicant. A provider who surrenders their DEA registration will no longer be able to prescribe or dispense controlled substances. This includes not only Schedule II drugs like opioids, but also Schedule III and IV drugs like Xanax and Adderall. Providers who surrender their registration will also be unable to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which could have a significant financial impact on their practice. In addition, a provider who surrenders their DEA registration may face disciplinary action from their state medical board.

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