What is a valid defense? At the time of the violation, my licensed had expired. I also did not know of any "fraud" or accusation of wrongdoing until a year later, after my license was no longer expired. Is there a defense? I think the agency is trying to fine me or take away my real estate license. Case with criminal court has also been dismissed, plea reversed to "non guilty". Could the case with the bureau of real estate get dismissed? Where would I go get more details? No attorney, so far, seems to know enough about procedures with the BRE to give me an answer.The correct citation is "Real Estate Law, Part 1 of Division 4 of the California Business and Professions Code". I am facing a formal "Accusation" and have recently been misguided by another attorney who claimed to know how to do this.