TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-20.5
Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons

SECTION 5-20.5-17


§ 5-20.5-17 Penalties for violations.

(a) Any person acting as a broker or as a salesperson without first obtaining a license is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction, is punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500), or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed one year, or both; and if a corporation, is punishable by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000). Any person upon conviction of a second or subsequent offense is punishable by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed two (2) years, or both; and if a corporation, by a fine of not less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000).

(b) In case any person has received any money, or the equivalent, as a fee, commission, compensation, or profit by or in consequence of a violation of any provision of this chapter, he or she, in addition, is liable to a penalty of not less than the amount of the sum of money received and not more than three (3) times the sum received, as may be determined by the court, which penalty may be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction by any person aggrieved.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1973, ch. 215, § 2.)