Reporting Requirements for Criminal Convictions to Florida’s DBPR

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, also known as the “DBPR,” effective October 1st, 2009,  adopted the following new reporting requirement for all criminal convictions.
Florida Statute Section 455.227(1)(t) states Failing to report in writing to the board or, if there is no board, to the department within 30 days after the licensee is convicted or found guilty of, or entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to, regardless of adjudication, a crime in any jurisdiction. A licensee must report a conviction, finding of guilt, plea, or adjudication entered before the effective date of this paragraph within 30 days after the effective date of this paragraph.
This post is not to be construed as legal advice.  

If you are now being accused of failing to report a misdemeanor conviction or a misdemeanor conviction prior to this date contact Soreide Law Group at 888-760-6552.


Department of Business and Professional Regulation Sweeps Jacksonville Flea Market for Unlicensed Cosmetologists and Barbers

March 12, 2010

JACKSONVILLE—Yesterday, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, in partnership with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, conducted an unlicensed cosmetology and barber sweep at the Norwood Flea Market in Jacksonville. Department investigators implemented the sweep after receiving numerous complaints about unlicensed activity at the market location. Investigators checked six licenses, issued two citations, one cease and desist and opened four cases against licensed establishments for hiring unlicensed professionals.

Hiring an unlicensed individual can threaten the financial and personal safety of consumers, as well as the livelihood of state-licensed professionals. Unlicensed individuals may not carry workers’ compensation or liability insurance, and consumers may end up paying for injuries on the job. Additionally, unlicensed individuals often underbid licensed professionals, which results in law-abiding professionals losing work to those who do not meet state licensure requirements.

“Consumers are our partners in combating unlicensed activity,” said Interim Secretary Liem. “I would like to thank those who called in these tips and encourage others to do the same.”

The department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.

Soreide Law Group represents cosmetologists and barbers in front of the Florida State Board of Cosmetology.  For more information regarding professional licensing law please visit our website at:  www.floridaprofessionallicense.com or call our office and speak to an attorney at: (888)760-6552.