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What is SB- 145?

Senate Bill 145 is the newest law to be enacted into California courtrooms. The bill serves to make changes to how rape cases are handled and clear up previous conflicting laws on statutory rape. Currently, California courts treat these cases differently based on the type of intercourse involved. In cases pertaining to consensual heterosexual relations
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Administrative Hearings for Real Estate Violations

Administrative Hearings

The Department of Real Estate takes real estate violations very seriously. When an accusation is filed against you, you will be required to attend administrative hearings and meet with your board. With the help of a professional license defense lawyer, settlements can be reached outside of the courtroom. However, if you are unhappy with what
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How Do I Get My Real Estate License?

real estate license

In order to be licensed within the state of California, you have to fill out and submit an application. The applications for state boards do vary, but there are some similarities. All boards, including the Department of Real Estate (DRE),  require some sort of statement or declaration from the applicant and disclosure of any prior
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What is the Difference Between a Real Estate Broker and Real Estate Agent License?

What is the Difference Between a Real Estate Broker and Real Estate Agents License

Real estate is a popular career path for many professionals in California. Currently, there are more than 425,000 real estate licensees in the state. The Department of Real Estate (DRE) is in charge of distributing new licenses and monitoring currently licensed professionals. The two most prominent licensing issues are those for real estate agents and
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What Disqualifies You From Being a Real Estate Agent?

Once you have taken your real estate agent exams, the Department of Real Estate requires you to submit an application to the board to obtain your professional license. As part of that process, you must also undergo an extensive background check. The DRE is looking for anything that would put the integrity and safety of
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How Long Do I Have to Wait to Reinstate A Real Estate License?

How Long Do I Have to Wait to Reinstate A Real Estate License

Waiting to reinstate a real estate license can seem like an eternity. Many professionals wonder if reinstating a revoked real estate license is even possible. Getting back to work can appear to be an impossible feat. Thankfully, with the right kind of professional license help, you can get back on your feet and return to
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My Real Estate Broker Application Was Rejected

my real estate broker application was rejected

To make your dream career a reality, you need to submit your real estate broker application. After passing grueling exams, you might expect this process will be a breeze. Unfortunately, many future real estate brokers find themselves back to square one when they receive a denial. Here are the reasons your real estate license could
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Client Testimonial: Unlock Legal Protected My Real Estate Career

Client Testimonial Unlock Legal Protected My Real Estate Career

In the past two decades, we’ve worked with hundreds of professionals that were looking for compassion and solutions to protect their real estate career. Whether these professionals came to us with application denials or license suspensions or revocations, our real estate license defense team tirelessly worked to unlock their licenses. Here’s how we helped several clients
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Do Past Convictions Affect My Real Estate License?

Do Past Convictions Affect My Real Estate License

As a working professional, your real estate license and reputation are always under a microscope. As a result, even the smallest mistakes can cause the Department of Real Estate (DRE) to question the validity of your license. If you have convictions in your past, they could cause issues with the future of your real estate
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My Real Estate License Was Suspended

My Real Estate License Was Suspended

The California Department of Real Estate holds professionals to a variety of regulations and standards. As a result, your real estate license can be investigated and even suspended for a variety of reasons. Most real estate license suspensions are related to failing to meet continuing education requirements, professional misconduct, and law violations. If you’re going
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