I'm trying to help a friend. She was charged with a DUI in West Virginia but has an Ohio license and this is her first DUI. West Virginia said they suspended her license for two years since she was charged with injury but the injury charges were dropped later. Is there any way for her to get her license back before the two years??
DUI / DWI Attorney
It may be possible. Ohio will suspend a person for an out of state DUI for 6 months or the period imposed by the other state, whichever is less. Other considerations are present that need to bevaddresses by an attorney. There is an administrative appeal process that needs to occur, so your friend needs to hire a lawyer to help with this.
Criminal Defense Attorney
She would need to consult a West Virginia DUI Attorney.
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DUI / DWI Attorney
It might be possible. She needs to contact a WV lawyer to see if the suspension time can be mitigated down. WV only has the authority to suspend her right to drive in that state. She can otherwise drive in every other state where she is eligible on her Ohio license. If Ohio gets notice of the out of state suspension they will send her notice in the mail. Make sure her address is current with the Ohio BMV. When she receives this notice she should contact a lawyer immediately to file an appeal of the out of state suspension to request driving privileges.