Phoenix, AZ asked in Contracts, DUI / DWI and Real Estate Law for California

Q: Does a DUI arrest before closing on a mortgage invalidate previous sworn statements on application?

I signed paperwork to complete a SBA mortgage loan and said NO that I had never been arrested. After sending in the documents, but before closing, I was arrested for DUI. Should I amend my paperwork? I don't want to knowingly mislead, even though at the time I signed there was no problem. It doesn't look like the DUI would change my eligibility for the loan.

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Of course the devil is in the details, what you signed and how it is phrased, generally if everything your answered was true when you signed the document you should be fine. You might check with your realtor for an additional opinion.

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