I have Criminal record,DUI being the most serious..Misdemeanor, no Felonies. Other offences in my younger days include driving without a license , no insurane. shoplifting as a young adult.
In New York State, a felony conviction or any conviction for a sex offense (misdemeanor or felony) will prevent you from getting a real estate license. Your convictions do not appear to qualify for that, however you may need to provide documents and explain what happened in each case.
Before applying for your real estate license, you should consider applying to seal your convictions pursuant to CPL 160.59. If you do not qualify for sealing, consider applying for a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities or a Certificate of Good Conduct.
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My colleague is correct. I would also add that there is a definite method to applying for a state license (especially real estate) with a less than perfect background. There are steps you can take that substantially increase your odds of getting approval. It’s not as simple as applying and potentially qualifying. Don’t apply for a professional license without checking into those steps. I’d need a bit more information before I could give a more tailored answer.
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