Any idea how long it takes the DMV to get the paper work done for getting my whiskey plates off and my license back to normal? Can I expect any additional costs?
Once the implied consent victory is entered into the court's system, it will electronically transmit to the DMV. It should only take a few days for them to process their files and remove the event from your record.
You can also get your license reinstatement fee refunded, but it is a pain to deal with.
If you don't want to bother your lawyer, you can call DVS directly at (651) 296-2025. They can let you know where they are in the process.
Down the road, you may want to order a copy of your drivers record, so you can check for yourself to make sure the incident has been removed from your record. The paperwork you will need is available here:
You should ask your attorney if you have something like we do in California: a factual finding of innocence. That means: a judge, upon proper motion, can declare that you are factually innocent (a granting of the motion means that there would not even be an arrest record), in California. It is a difficult burden to meet, but you can ask your attorney, nonetheless, if such a provision exists in your state.
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