He was seen by a Judge and they told him to do a 9 mo program but its was going to cost $2300 and that we had to pay upfront. My husband said he would figure it out on his own. Now the year is almost up and he has yet to enroll himself into any program. He got his CLASS B lic suspended and this is his first offense. He had to take a huge pay cut from work and has to work weekends to make up for the pay cut in order for us to survive. I'm looking for a program he can enroll into now but I'm afraid that the judge will not let him re-instate his lic. Is there anything we can do?
I need more information to really answer this accurately, but the DMV is ultimately responsible for re-instating your husband's license, not the court. If your husband's suspension is up/finished, he may be able to get his license reinstated by filing an SR-22 (proof of financial responsibilty) and paying a re-issue fee to the DMV. The court, however, is a separate issue. Did your husband have to present the court with proof of enrollment and/or completion of the class? If so, he may be in violation of his probation, which could mean there is an outstanding warrant for his arrest. If so, he will need to consult an attorney to assist. Even if there is not a warrant, and I hope there isn't, your husband will at least need to go back to court and plead with the judge for a re-referral to the DUI school.
Unfortunately you will run up against another problem... when you do not enroll and complete a DUI class on time, the DMV suspends until the class is completed! Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse... If that doesn't happen then great, but if it does at least now you will know why. One suspension for .08; another suspension for the DUI; and at least one more suspension for failure to complete the class on time... even after the Court re-refers him back to the class. He will be re-referred and with your reasons there should not be extra punishment for violation of probation since he did not intentionally fail to enroll and complete the class. Sorry, it's a sad situation.
If a year has passed, then the DMV suspension time has expired and as far as the DMV is concerned, your husband will only need to provide proof of his SR22 and pay a reissue fee. The court however is what will be the hold-up. By waiting this long, there is likely to be a warrant for failure to enroll in the 9 month program, and that triggers a hold on the license. So your husband needs to add his case on calendar with the court and ask to get an extension to enroll in the class. Depending upon the judge, your husband may be given another chance with no probation violation but some judges can be tough and will ask why he waited a year before coming back to court. I wish your husband well!
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