how do i fight the national driver registry or where do i begin to get info on where to start?

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how do i fight the national driver registry or where do i begin to get info on where to start?

in 1978 had an uninsured accident in nyack,n.y. on 04-23-09 went to renew drivers license in fl. and was informed they levied a retroactive $300 “civil penalty” because of this fender bender. i left n.y. in ’81 and this is the first i heard of this ‘fine’. is this legal? what about the statute of limitations? 31 years and now i can’t renew my license, this is strong arm robbery at the least. how do i counter file felony charges? this can’t be legal let alone constitutional can it? please help. i at least need a direction to go in. no money- no license, that’s duress! please help. thank you.

Asked on May 7, 2009 under Insurance Law, Florida

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor


Title XXIII, Section 322.27 of the Florida Statutes states that the DMV has the authority to suspend or revoke a license without a preliminary hearing when the licensee has committed an offense in another state that if committed in Florida would be grounds for suspension or revocation of the license.

Any unpaid ticket reported in another state also results in suspension or revocation of a Florida license.

You will probably have to take care of that New York penalty, either by paying it or fighting it.

Here is the Florida DMV website with more information: http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/faqsuspend.html#11.


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