The Department of Real Estate takes criminal convictions that occur in connection with a real estate license very seriously. We represented a client in one such licensee, where a misunderstanding regarding the nature of a visit to a property resulted in the licensee pleading to a misdemeanor that occurred on the property. As a consequence, the license was revoked by the Department of Real Estate.
However, less than two years later, we assisted the client to prepare a petition for reinstatement to the Department. Through continuing education, strong letters of support, and a commitment to pursuing the rehabilitative steps outlined in the Regulations of the Real Estate Commissioner, we were able to prove to the Commissioner’s satisfaction that the client was ready and able to return to transacting real estate. Our showing was sufficient to allow this client to resume practice without restriction, so a full and clear license has been returned to the client.