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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 a number of 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
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Case Study: Turning a Real Estate Denial Into a Restricted License

The reputation of Real Estate brokers and agents is constantly taken into account in regard to their professional licenses. Past criminal convictions can definitely affect the possibility of starting or continuing your Real Estate career. We helped this client overcome his past mistakes and proceed with his dream career as a licensed Real Estate agent.
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My California Real Estate License is Under Investigation. What Do I Do Now?

The California Real Estate Industry is extremely competitive, and your reputation is constantly on the line. As a realtor or broker, you play an integral part in the home buying and renting process. What you do inside and outside of work can affect your real estate license. If your professional license is under investigation, here’s
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Applicants & Licensees – I’ve Been Convicted

As is set forth by the DRE, once DRE is certain that an applicant or licensee has been convicted of a crime that is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a real estate licensee, and the time for appeal has elapsed or the judgment of conviction has been affirmed on appeal, DRE
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Applicants: Application Automatically Denied Due to Criminal Record?

Applicants: Application Automatically Denied Due to Criminal Record? As is set forth by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE), DRE may deny the issuance of a license to an applicant if he or she has been convicted of a substantially related crime. The same applies to the issuance of a license to a corporation,
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Applicants: Will DRE Screen Criminal Records?

If you are an individual with a checkered past, you should know the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) screens real estate license applicants for criminal records prior to licensure. As is set forth by the DRE here prior to the issuance of a real estate license, DRE conducts a detailed background investigation check on
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Can A Licensee in Prison Have an Active Real Estate License?

Licensee: Why would someone who has been convicted of a crime and is actually serving their sentence in prison still have an active real estate license? As is set forth by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE), with the exception of the DRE automatically suspending a license during the period of incarceration after conviction
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Applicants: Do I Disclose Prior Criminal Activity/License Discipline?  

As is set forth by the California Bureau of Real Estate, an applicant for a real estate license is required to fully disclose any misdemeanor or felony criminal conviction(s). Additionally, an applicant must disclose if he/she has ever had a license in California or any other State denied, suspended, restricted, or revoked, along with any
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