Can I complete whats needed to get my license back after a DUI/OWI in a different state than where I got the ticket?

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Can I complete whats needed to get my license back after a DUI/OWI in a different state than where I got the ticket?

About 4 years ago I got a DUI. All fees were taken care of but I never did an assessment or anything else to get my license back. Bad decision but now I’ve got my head out of my behind and need to start driving again. The problem is that I now live in another state and need to get a drivers license. Can I complete what’s needed of me from my DUI here?

Asked on October 1, 2011 under Criminal Law, Michigan

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you never did the needed assessment to obtain your driver's license back in the state where you received your prior driving under the influence conviction and this is needed to obtain a driver's in the state where the criminal proceeding occurred, the best thing for you to do is contact the court clerk in the county where the conviction happened and see what needs to be done in order to regain your driver's license at least in that state.

The problem that you face is that if you are now residing in a different state where the prior driving under the influence occurred and you want to obtain a driver's license in this state, you will need to present the department of motor vehicles with documentation to allow you to obtain one. One typical document is a driver's license issued by another state.

Since you have no driver's license, most likely your prior conviction will come to light when you apply for a driver's license in the state that you presently reside in.

Good luck.

 

 


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