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Public safety and law enforcement are not immune to the law.

We know this, because we represent over 300 peace officers and fire fighters per year who are facing legal problems. The reality is that police and fire need lawyers too. If you are a member of a fire department, sheriff’s department or police force who needs legal counsel, we pride ourselves in defending all public safety employees.

In our 25 year history, more than 6000 individual clients have trusted G&A attorneys to defend them against allegations including: Letters of reprimand, Officer Involved Shooting, suspensions, salary reductions, demotions, terminations, removal from specialty pay assignments, POBR violations, FBOR violations, retaliation, Death in Custody, sexual harassment, verbal counseling’s, Performance Review questions, Response to Adverse comments in personnel file, Insubordination/Willful Disobedience, Incompetence, Conduct Unbecoming, Criminal Misconduct, Abuse of Sick Leave, Misappropriation, Excessive Force, Unauthorized outside employment, Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Failure of Good Behavior Causing discredit to the department, General Qualifications, and Failure to Write Reports/Reporting Requirements.

Goyette & Associates also specializes in writs and appeals on behalf of law enforcement clients.

If you are a California EMT, Paramedic or professionally licensed firefighter and your professional license is under investigation, you’ve been notified that there is a complaint against your EMS license, or the EMS Authority has filed an accusation against your EMT or Paramedic license, contact the license defense attorneys at G&A and EMS Guardian right away. We can help defend your license and save your EMS career. Call 1-800-506-9766 today and make sure your career is safe tomorrow.

Through disciplinary appeals, grievances, the meet and confer process, collective bargaining and contract negotiations, Goyette & Associates, Inc. has a record of aggressive tactical representation of thousands of employees, whose jobs and livelihoods were in jeopardy.

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Resources

PSOB Updates Program to Include COVID-19 Deaths

Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) updates program to include COVID-19 deaths / COVID-19 line of duty deaths. The outbreak of COVID-19 has presented difficult challenges for the entire world, as people from all walks of life are having their day to day lives severely impacted. In addition to health care workers, public safety employees are also at the epicenter of a...

Can your employer require you to provide your body temperature / submit to a temperature reading?

Can your employer require you to provide your body temperature / submit to a temperature reading? The current COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, and thus is causing workers to navigate their rights in response to unprecedented changes in the workplace. One specific example of this, is when it comes to issues such as employees being required to provide their body temperature...

Executive Order Extends POBRA Statute of Limitations by 60 Days

Executive Order Extends POBRA Statute of Limitations by 60 Days Peace officers from across the state were directly impacted by an executive order that was issued yesterday. On March 31, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-40-20. The headlines in the media focused on provisions of the executive order that provided relief and extensions on certain deadlines for small...

How much time prior to an interrogation must a peace officer be informed of the nature of the investigation?

The Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act, commonly referred to as POBRA or POBR, provides procedural guarantees to public safety officers who are under investigation by their employers. POBRA is codified in Government Code sections 3300-3313.  Government Code section 3303(c) provides, “The public safety officer under investigation shall be...

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