Is your California vehicle salesperson license under investigation?

If you are a California Vehicle Salesperson and are notified by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that you are under investigation or facing a possible denial, suspension or revocation of your California Vehicle Salesperson license, you need a strong, experienced attorney to help you defend your license. If your licensed is revoked, you will have to wait an entire year before applying for reinstatement.

For additional information or to schedule a consultation regarding your vehicle sales license defense, please contact our law offices today at
 (877) 280-9944.

What you should know when your license is at risk.

California Vehicle Salesperson licenses are considered occupational licenses and fall under the disciplinary authority of the CA Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • If a salesperson engages in criminal conduct or other acts or conduct of “moral turpitude,” and if this behavior is deemed “substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties” of the licensed activity (vehicle sales), your CA vehicle salesperson license may be restricted (probation), denied, suspended or revoked by the DMV

If you receive a letter from the DMV with an Accusation and Statement of Issues you must contact an attorney for help. Only an expert licensing and criminal law defense attorney has the experience and knowledge to guide you in effectively appealing the accusation and restoring your California vehicle salesperson license.

Criminal convictions and violations of DMV policies are typical situations in which California vehicle salespersons can receive Accusations stemming from their licenses. A threat to your vehicle salesperson license from the Department of Motor Vehicles in California constitutes a threat to your income, reputation, and possibly your career.

The DMV will consider a crime or act or conduct as “substantially related” to the licensed activity of vehicle sales if it involves:

  • The fraudulent taking, obtaining, appropriating or retaining of funds, property, services or labor belonging to another person.
  • Counterfeiting, forging or altering of money, any instrument, or any receipt, or the uttering of any materially false statement.
  • Willfully attempting to derive a personal financial benefit through the nonpayment or underpayment of any fees, duties, taxes, assessments or levies duly imposed upon the licensee or applicant by federal, state or local government.
  • The use of bribery, fraud, deceit, falsehood, extortion, or misrepresentation to achieve an end.
  • Sexually related conduct causing physical harm or emotional distress to a person who is a witness or non-consenting participant in the conduct or convictions which require registration pursuant to the provisions of Section 290 of the Penal Code.
  • Importation, transportation, or possession for sale or distribution of any controlled substances, illegal weapons, goods for which duties have not been paid, or other contraband in violation of any laws, rules or ordinances imposed upon the licensee or applicant by federal, state or local government.
  • Willfully violating or failing to comply with any licensing, registration, tax, or regulatory provision of Divisions 3, 3.5, 3.6, 4, or 5 of the Vehicle Code, which has resulted in damage, loss, or harm to any individual, the public, or to the State of California.
  • Willfully violating or failing to comply with a statutory requirement that a license, permit or other entitlement be obtained from a duly constituted public authority before engaging in a business or course of conduct.
  • Doing of any unlawful act with the intent of conferring a financial or economic benefit upon the perpetrator or with the intent or threat of doing substantial injury to the person or property of another.

California Vehicle Salesperson License Defense: Superior Legal Services

Professional license defense in California requires an intricate understanding of DMV and criminal law. The attorneys at Lucy S. McAllister Licensing Law have expert knowledge of the effective methods used to resolve them. As your professional license defense lawyers, our team will be committed to providing you with the information, resources and counsel necessary to effectively navigate the California legal codes.

The attorneys at Law Offices of Lucy S. McAllister have over 30 years of experience defending California professionals against both criminal charges and professional license defense. Our track record of over 250 Superior Court appearances is testament to our rigorous defense of professionals with their license in jeopardy. This unique dual defense is our expertise and specialty.

For additional information or to schedule a consultation regarding your vehicle sales license defense, please contact our law offices today at
 (877) 280-9944.

Resources for California Vehicle Salespersons:

California Department of Motor Vehicles

CA Vehicle Salesperson License Information

Disciplinary Guidelines: Occupational Licenses