I guess my question was, doesn't the offense start as a misdemeanor and become aggravated after the first conviction therefore making a second offense a felony?
A misdemenaor does not turn into a felony just because you get convicted and continue doing the saem offense.
This guy has more than 1 craigslist ad, I am printing them out and sending the information to the local Building Department and the DBPR, hopefully they will do something to stop the guy.
H is taking work away from other people who are licensed who are trying to feed their family.
I have a hard time believing he is really working for an AC company who is slow right now, it is Florida and most companies are busy right now.
Here is another one of his ads, he is trying to undercut other legitimate contractors.
Do you own a A/C business or do you work for someone who does?
Are license required in your state?
Hmmm. I would call him and ask him some of these questions before being judgemental. The number he has listed is for a business.
He clearly said in his ad he is doing sidework with the knowledge of his boss, just because his boss says its OK, does not mean he can break the law.
Yeah, running around sabotaging the business of others you don't know (or even do know) isn't such a good business plan. There are authorities in place to take care of the situation. That isn't you.
Offer the guy a job rather than do something to harm a guy already doing bad is the only thing I'm saying. I don't think the law was written to keep a guy like this from making ends meet during slow times. Laws like Florida's are written to protect the public from unqualified & rip-off type people. This law helps people know that when they respond to a company's advertisement offering services that the company is legit. This guy is letting people know exactly who & what he is. He ain't stealing no customers from legit businesses, he's just bottom feeding 'til things get better.
The intent of the law is to keep unlicensed contractors from working.
Maybe I will hire the guy to install some new equipment, then refuse to pay him since unlicensed contractors have no lien rights and can't sue to enforce a contract.
He is stealing work from legitimate contractors.
Would the owner of the company you work for like having to compete against people like him or others doing sidework?
Bottom feeders are always bottom feeders. no matter what.
Maybe some people just ain't never had a "brother can you spare a dime" moment. I give up on the subject.
This is a very difficult one. He's just trying to make a living. Then again, he's trying to make a living at the expense of someone else trying to make a living. I have a few years under my belt, but I went in thinking that if I am as good as I think I can be, I will always find work.