Psychological Disqualification Appeals


There are times when law enforcement agencies, such as the New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York City Correction Department (NYCD), Nassau County Police Department (NCPD), and other law enforcement agencies can impact your life when they disqualify your candidacy for a law enforcement position. Attorney Robert B. Kronenberg, former New York City Police Captain, specializes in psychological disqualification appeals for all law enforcement positions.

A psychological disqualification is an taken against law enforcement civil service candidates by law enforcement agencies due to issues that arise during the psychological evaluation process, such as arrest history, driving record, employment history, educational history, interpersonal history, disciplinary history in school, substance use history, including the use of alcohol, psychological and/or psychiatric history, problematic written psychological test results and the past use of psychotropic medications.

If you do not prevail in an administrative appeal to the disqualifying agency, the New York City Civil Service Commission and/or the Nassau County Civil Service Commission, you can commence an Article 78 action in the appropriate New York State Supreme Court. Pursuant to Article 78, you may appeal a decision made by a municipality or government agency that you believe to be arbitrary and capricious. Typically, an Article 78 proceeding is an action commenced in a New York State Supreme Court to request the court's intervention to overturn the municipality's or governmental agency's decision, or to ask the court to order the municipality or governmental agency to perform a function that by law, they are mandated to perform. The Law Offices of Robert B. Kronenberg can help you determine if you have basis to commence an Article 78 proceeding. Mr. Kronenberg provides the highest level of disqualification legal services to ensure that your psychological disqualification appeal is pursued as effectively and efficiently as possible.

After receiving a psychological disqualification from a law enforcement agency, you’re advised to get the help you need as soon as possible. At times, waiting to take action can preclude your ability to appeal the decision. Most agencies, including the New York City Police Department, New York City Correction Department and the Nassau County Police Department have short periods of time for you to commence the appeal, typically between fifteen (15) and thirty (30) days.

There are times when a medical psychological will lead to a hearing before the New York City Civil Service Commission. Mr. Kronenberg has many years of experience handling these hearings.

Robert B. Kronenberg is an NYPD disqualification lawyer that can help you in the case of psychological disqualifications from law enforcement positions. Mr. Kronenberg works with psychologists who specialize in this area of forensic psychology to help appeal your psychological disqualification.

If you are in a law enforcement civil service position experiencing a disqualification in the New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York City Correction Department (NYCD), NASSAU County Police Department (NCPD), or any law enforcement agencies, call the law office of Robert B. Kronenberg for the representation necessary for a disqualification appeal based on your individual case needs.

When faced with a disqualification, you deserve to be treated with respect and to be represented by an experienced disqualification attorney. Contact us today at 631-234-4434.