Reinstating a CA License After an Old DUI

As DUI defense attorneys, we deal with every type of DUI situation imaginable. One of the situations that bring up a lot of questions for people is what is happening with their driver’s license after many years have passed since they were convicted of driving under the influence.

Clients who were previously convicted of DUI, also seek our advice to find out what is happening when they never took their DUI classes or when they never completed their court-ordered requirements. As you can imagine, there are some people who simply can’t afford to pay all the associated costs of their DUI, so they sort of fall off the grid. Often, they end up driving without a valid license, crossing their fingers they never get caught.

Sometimes these individuals move out of the state or out of the country, or they can even be incarcerated. As the years go by, they still haven’t addressed their DUI classes or other court-ordered requirements, such as community service.

Let’s say you had several DUIs decades ago, and you were ordered to complete an 18-month program but you wound up incarcerated and you just got out. Or, perhaps you moved to Mexico or another country and now you’re back. Either way, you never did the 18-month DUI classes. Does this mean you’re off the hook? Unfortunately, time will not work in your favor in this situation – there’s still a bit of a mess to clean up.

Getting Your California License Back

In reality, the California DMV is absolutely relentless. Even though it’s been years since you were ordered to complete the 18-month program, you will still have to complete the classes. There is NO way around it.

If you were not incarcerated and you avoided taking the classes all these years, please know that would be considered a probation violation and there is probably a warrant out for your arrest, so you should speak with an attorney from our firm.

We would be more than happy to review the facts of your case and help you decide on the best way to resolve this issue once and for all. You should be enjoying your right to drive without having to be looking over your shoulder, and we can help you do what’s necessary to get your license back in good standing.

Get the caring, yet experienced representation you need at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. Call todayfor a free case evaluation.

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