If you or someone you know has been convicted of a DUI in Southern California and holds a real estate license, the California Bureau of Real Estate may suspend or revoke your license. The Law Offices of Scott Henry is here to help because the firm has dedicated its practice to DUI defense.
The Commissioner of the Bureau of Real Estate has broad discretion when a licensee has been convicted of a crime. You need a leading professional licensing lawyer to represent you at all proceedings from the first arraignment through post-conviction hearings. Call our offices toll-free today for a free, initial case consultation.
The California Bureau of Real Estate might delay the renewal of a license, suspend or revoke the license, or deny issuance to an applicant who has entered a plea of guilty – nolo contendere – or been found guilty / convicted of a felony.
The board is given discretion to take action against a licensee who has been convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a real estate licensee. You may be entitled to a hearing or an individual meeting prior to a decision being made on the standing of your real estate license. The commissioner takes convictions very seriously. You need to hire a professional licensing attorney immediately after arrest to preserve your rights and fight the charges against you.
While there is no set definition of substantially related crimes, the Board has generally found that crimes involving dishonesty, drugs, alcohol, and sex offenses may be substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a real estate licensee. If you or a loved one were arrested for a crime and hold a real estate license, you need to call today. The Law Offices of Scott Henry is prepared to assist you with all aspects of your case.