Cameron County Detention Officer Reinstated with Benefits and Proper License Designation
A Cameron County Detention Officer was terminated for an alleged minor criminal offense. The Officer subsequently had his criminal case dismissed for insufficient evidence. As a result of the Officer’s termination, the county served him with a dishonorable discharge on his Texas Detention Officer License, also known as the Separation of Licensee (F5). Tex. Occ. Code § 1701.452. Receiving a dishonorable discharge not only stains one’s license, but also creates a difficulty in attempting to find employment elsewhere. Subsequent designations of a dishonorable discharge can further lead to the suspension of such license. Tex. Occ. Code § 1701.4521.
Attorney Roberto M. Garcia represented the Officer’s interests concerning his employment and license. Shortly after the Officer’s termination and license designation, Mr. Garcia filed an appeal with the County’s Civil Service Commission and with the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings. Mr. Garcia was able to successfully negotiate with the County for the Officer’s reinstatement to his former position with the restoration of benefits that he lost. Mr. Garcia was also able to negotiate the removal of the dishonorable discharge report from the Officer’s state license record and replaced with an honorable discharge report on his state license.
Mr. Garcia has many years of experience in representing Municipal, County, State and Federal Law Enforcement Officers/Agents. If you are a Law Enforcement Officer or Federal Agent facing an adverse employment action, call the Law Offices of Roberto M. Garcia located in Edinburg, Texas and set an appointment to speak with Mr. Garcia. Click here to contact us. There is no charge for the initial consultation.