§ 5-20.7-21. Violations — Penalties.
(a) Any person upon conviction of acting or representing themselves to be a state-certified or licensed real estate appraiser or performing the duties of a certified or licensed real estate appraiser as defined within this chapter without first obtaining a certification or license is guilty of a misdemeanor 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, 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 of money, as a fee, commission, compensation, or profit by or in consequence of a violation of any provision of this chapter, he or she shall, in addition, be liable to a penalty of not less than the amount of this sum or money so 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 together with all reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred in the prosecution of the action.
History of Section.
P.L. 1990, ch. 424, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 275, § 1.