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2 DUI convictions - will this get my application for a NY Real Estate Salesperson license denied?

Buffalo, NY |

2 DUIs, one in DC and one in FL, the most recent was 2 years ago. Both issues have been taken care of and there is no restrictions on my driver's license. Will this be an issue when I apply for my NY real estate sales person license?

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Attorney answers 5


Ask the agency that issues the license.

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Please refer to information posted on the New York Department of State's website regarding the the real estate salesperson license:

From this page, there is a link to the relevant sections of the laws applicable to the real estate salesperson license.

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Each licensing board has different qualifications.


I agree with attorney Wild. Access the link he provides from the NY DOS.


It will be discretionary with the Dept of State. If it were a felony, then a license as a Real Estate Broker or Salesperson would be denied, but the others will be considered, including moral character.

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