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Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and concern. A contractor or salesperson who lies is subject to fines of up to $500 for each separate misrepresentation. In addition, a contract
entered into after misrepresentations are made may be declared null and void, and a contractor may be ordered to pay restitution
to the homeowner. In addition, any person who owns or operates a home improvement business without a license or after a license is suspended/revoked is guilty of a misdemeanor
and may be prosecuted criminally and
subject to up to six (6) months imprisonment and/or $1,000 in fines. Each violation is a separate offense. In addition, such a person may be prosecuted civilly and faces fines of up to $100 per day for engaging in unlicensed activity or aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed person or business. Finally, DCA can padlock (close down) and confiscate the tools and truck. If you are a first time offender, there should be no reason that any jail time is sought. However, it is possible that probation
may be imposed but that is at the discretion of the State. It is always good to have an attorney representing you, so they can look over the facts of the case and see if you have any legal defenses to raise or if the case is worth going to trial on. If not, they can work out a plea deal on your behalf, that is in your best interest.
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