I already have a license. Do I have to tell you about my crime?
Yes. You are required to tell us within 30 days of a felony. Section 1101.652(a)(7) of the License Act provides that if you have entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or have been convicted of a felony or any criminal offense that involves fraud (including misdemeanors), you must disclose this to the Commission not later than the 30th day after the final conviction or the entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. The minimum penalty is $500; maximum is $3,000 per failure to report. This means that if you wait until your renewal to notify the Commission of your felony, you could be subject to the penalty, in addition to any disciplinary action related to the crime. If you do have an unreported felony, or an unreported criminal offense involving fraud, report it to the Commission as soon as possible.