The Board first screens the complaint to determine if an investigation is warranted. If an investigation is deemed to be warranted then the matter is investigated by an investigator and attorney according to an investigative plan. The results are discussed with a case advisor. If no violation is found to have occurred then the complaint is dismissed. Otherwise, the case enters the legal action stage where attorneys pursue disciplinary action either through a settlement or a formal hearing.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.