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How do i get my driver's license back?

San Luis Obispo, CA |

my driver's license was suspended in virginia for possession of marijuana. california wouldn't suspend a license over that. how do i get my license back in california since i moved here?

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  1. California respects the license status of other states and so long as they recognize, through the interstate compact, that you've been suspended CA won't issue you a license. You need to resolve your Virginia issues first. Get in touch with a lawyer there and see if a restriction is available as it is with DUI one-year suspensions.


  2. My colleague is correct. You need to clear up your suspended license issues in VA before CA will issue you a license. I suggest you post this on Avvo VA site to get advice from VA attorneys.

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