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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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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...

2017: A Year in Review

by: Nicole Valentine It would be an understatement to say that 2017 was one of the most rewarding years in my practice as a criminal, labor, and licensing attorney. Below are some of the most notable results I achieved for my clients in each of these areas: One of the most important highlights of this year was when I won a client a full dismissal of all counts of an...

How off-duty conduct can ruin your professional life

by: Dan Thompson Most public sector and public safety employees understand that while on duty there are numerous policies which set forth codes of conduct to which you are expected to adhere. But what about off-duty conduct? If you get into a fight with your significant other at 2 a.m., someone gets pushed and the cops are called? Or what if you get arrested for a...

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