If my license was suspended inone state can I get anotherone in a different state?

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If my license was suspended inone state can I get anotherone in a different state?

In 2007, my license was suspended in CA for an alcohol related DUI. It is now 3 years later and I live in MN. Can I obtain a license here if I never did the DUI classes?

Asked on November 4, 2010 under Criminal Law, Minnesota

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You  don't seem to get what is going on here.  If you failed to take the classes that means that you failed to comply with the terms of your probation.  This is a matter not taken lightly by the courts.  A bench warrant for your arrest would have then been issued.  You will have to turn yourself in and appear back in the court where all of this occurred. At this point I strongly suggest that you hire an attorney that specializes in these type cases to help you sort this all out.  Find one that practices in proximity to the court that issued the warrant; they can utilize their local contacts to your best advantage. 

If you wait, then anytime an employment background check is done or you apply for a license, etc this will all turn up.   You will the be taken into custody.  At that point you may be extradited; even if you aren't extradited, you will taken into custody each and every time this comes up.  Do yourself a favor and take care of this ASAP. 

Note:  Additionally, states share all sorts of information regarding licenses.  So if your license was revoked/suspended in 1 state, another state will have this info.


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