I have two DUIs on my criminal record, how would this effect me getting my realtors license in the state of California?
I recently enrolled into a real estate school and I want to work as a realtor in the future. Unfortunately, I was convicted of DUI twice in California and I am informed that the CalBRE is tough on criminal charges. My first DUI was approximately around 4-5 years ago and the second DUI charge occurred 1-2 years afterwards. I would like to get my DUIs expunged. I would also like to know the chances of getting my realtors license with these charges expunged. Thank you for your time.
The administrative agencies as a general rule do not provide licensure while one is on probation. Expunging your record is a bandaid since administrative agencies typically have the power to look beyond the conviction at the underlying facts. A pattern of DUIs can be interpreted as failing to appreciate the responsibility of following the law. This could seriously interfere with your ability to get a license. You'll need a plan and ideally one that is provided to you as a roadmap by administrative counsel.