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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.

Have your legal case evaluated by our trusted team of attorneys.

Resources

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...

Do you know your rights after an officer involved shooting?

Do you know your rights after an officer involved shooting? Have you been involved in an Officer Involved Shooting? Do you know your rights? Officer Involved Shootings likely represents the most stressful situation a peace officer will experience in his/her career. If you are involved in an Officer Involved Shooting, you should immediately consult an experienced law enforcement attorney. On...

Jury Selected in Trial of Police Officer Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

Jury Selected in Trial of Police Officer Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Lawyers for the Prosecution and for Patrick Feaster finally agreed upon a jury to hear the manslaughter case against former town of Paradise police officer Patrick Feaster. Mr. Feaster has been charged in violation of Penal Code Section 192(b) (involuntary manslaughter) arising from his November 26th, 2015 accidental...

Officer-Involved Involuntary Manslaughter Trial to Start October 3, 2016

Officer-Involved Involuntary Manslaughter Trial to Start October 3, 2016 The trial of a Paradise police officer, Patrick Feaster, accused of involuntary manslaughter, starts today, Monday October 3rd, 2016 in the Butte County Superior Court. Officer Feaster was charged with involuntary manslaughter related to the death of Mr. Andrew Thomas that arose from the accidental discharge of his service...

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