What Are Administrative Actions?
In Delaware, administrative agencies have the power to take various administrative actions against individuals and businesses that violate their rules and regulations. These actions may include:
Fines: Administrative agencies in Delaware may impose fines on individuals or businesses that violate their regulations. These fines may range from relatively minor amounts to substantial penalties.
License revocation or suspension: Certain professions and businesses in Delaware require licenses from state agencies. If an individual or business violates the regulations of the agency that issued the license, the agency may revoke or suspend the license, preventing the individual or business from operating in that field.
Cease and desist orders: An administrative agency in Delaware may issue a cease and desist order to an individual or business that is engaging in activities that violate the agency’s regulations. This order requires the individual or business to stop the activities immediately.
Administrative hearings: If an individual or business is accused of violating an agency’s regulations, the agency may hold an administrative hearing to determine whether the violation occurred. The agency may take administrative action against the individual or business based on the outcome of the hearing.
Injunctions: An administrative agency in Delaware may seek an injunction in court to prevent an individual or business from engaging in activities that violate its regulations. An injunction is a court order that requires the individual or business to stop the activities immediately.
Compliance orders: If an individual or business is found to be in violation of an agency’s regulations, the agency may issue a compliance order, which requires the individual or business to take specific actions to come into compliance with the regulations.
Administrative agencies in Delaware have the power to take a variety of administrative actions against individuals and businesses that violate their regulations. When a government agency takes such action, it’s critical to have an administrative law attorney representing you.