Case Study: Unlocking a California Real Estate License

Case Study: Unlocking a California Real Estate License

At Unlock Legal, we enjoy having relationships with our clients. Sometimes these relationships grow as we represent clients over several years for a variety of issues. This real estate professional was one of these clients. 

In 2014, a California realtor hired us because the Department of Real Estate (DRE) denied his license application due to previous convictions. A couple of years prior, he’d been convicted of a vandalism charge in state court, and this mistake was now impacting his professional career. 

As a result of working with our experienced license defense attorneys, his vandalism charge was expunged from his record. Then, we were able to defend the denial of his license and get him a restricted license. A restricted license with the California DRE meant he had all the rights and privileges of a fully licensed real estate agent but was deprived of his due process rights for a certain period. After receiving his license, he proceeded with his career.

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During his two-year probation, this real estate client recruited our team again to assist with the documentation needed for his new job and to help renew his professional license. The DRE requires professionals to disclose past convictions and probationary status when partnering with a new brokerage. Our team was able to provide the proper disclosure information and assist with his license renewal.  

At the end of his two-year period, it was time for this client to convert his restricted license to an unencumbered license. To remove restrictions, we filed a petition for reinstatement with the DRE, and it was granted. He is currently a practicing real estate agent with a fully unencumbered license.

At Unlock Legal, we have helped dozens of Real Estate professionals obtain their licenses and protect their livelihoods. We’ve stood before licensing boards to petition for reinstatement, fight against license denial, and even manage administrative hearings when a professional’s license is under investigation. Our priority is to get you the best outcome possible and handle your case from beginning to end – no matter how long it takes.

If you fear your professional license is in jeopardy, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a quick, discreet, and confidential consultation. Know that with us, you are in great hands.

Unlock Legal provides focused representation in criminal defense and defense for California licensed professionals. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at 949-997-1469 to speak with a professional real estate license defense attorney about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can.

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