We remain open and steadfast in our commitment to helping our clients during these difficult days.

Proven Approach With Results Forged Through Experience

Image of attorney Mark L. Deniz

How does a San Diego DUI conviction affect a real estate agent

by | Feb 4, 2014 | DUI Cases |

It is essential as a San Diego DUI attorney in navigate the client through the process.  A person needs to find out the extent of how this event will affect them.  I believe it is a vital for the attorney to investigate the possibilities and begin moving to the most favorable position as possible for the client.  Today we are focusing on Real Estate agents.  San Diego has some of the best real estate agents in the country. From commercial real estate agents in La Jolla to a mom and pop operation in Spring Valley, real estate is a key profession here in San Diego.  My family has several close friends that are real estate agents (a shout out to Carlsbad and Encinitas).  Here is how a San Diego DUI can affect a real estate agent.

The California Department of Real Estate licensing requires applicants to disclose all criminal convictions and any pending criminal matters. The department then reviews each act individually and determines whether or not to issue the real estate license. If the applicant is rejected, the person does have the right to a hearing to offer evidence and arguments as to why the license should be issued. Regulations 2910 and 2911 list some of the factors the Department considers in its analysis.


Driving under the influence (DUI) and alcohol-related offenses are listed in the regulations as factors the Department of Real Estate may consider. It is important to note that a San Diego DUI and a second alcohol-related offense are given serious scrutiny. Regardless, if the second arrest or pending case is for another San Diego DUI, drunk in public, disorderly conduct or a probation violation, the real estate licensing board may deny the renewal or real estate application just based on the second alcohol-related occurrence.

If you’re a real estate agent, an attorney knowledgeable and experienced in the DUI and alcohol-related field is paramount to your future profession. Call now 858-751-4384.  All of the elements of the San Diego DUI investigation and arrest must be analyzed to defend against a conviction. This includes looking at the facts behind:

  • the reasonable suspicion the officer used to stop your vehicle
  • the officer’s observations upon contact and whether they were able to ask you out of the vehicle.
  • the field sobriety tests
  • the probable cause for the arrest
  • the chemical testing whether it by breath, blood or both

It is not enough to simply read the police report to determine if the required factors for a DUI conviction exist, as the police will list those necessary factors in the report. However, by requesting the necessary discovery from the prosecution and by using the subpoena process to obtain the evidence, the police report will either be substantiated or defenses will be found. You need a San Diego  real estate agent DUI attorney that knows what to ask for and what to look at, to take advantage ofSan Diego DUI defense arguments and provide you with the best defense.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges. Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case. Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation at 858-751-4384 or send an email to [email protected]


FindLaw Network
Share This