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On Jul 17, 2005, at 11:22 PM, Scott Maxwell wrote:

But, I will point out in the scenario that you outline, it still requires a civil court to be involved in order for the Board to collect the fine as presumably
the Board does not have direct authoity over a non-licensed individual.

As Ray pointed out cases involving the engineering law in at least 3 states (NY, Minnesota and Florida) are brought before an administrative law judge. They're not criminal matters. Criminal behavior has a whole different standard of proof and the right to a jury trial. California may be different--certainly would be different if violations of the engineering law were criminal matters. Hard to imagine that they are. I should also note that enforcement of the engineering law via administrative courts is also different than liability actions involving engineering practice.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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